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Government takes action to bring down youth crime

September 08, 2022 at 10:40 PM

Beehive Press Release - https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/government-takes-action-bring-down-youth-crime 

  • Successful youth engagement and employment programmes to be extended to thousands more young people 

  • All children aged under 14 in Counties Manukau and West Auckland who are caught doing a ram raid will be referred to the cross agency Social Wellbeing Board to intervene with wraparound support 

  • Youth Guarantee Programme extended to support up to 1,100 more participants 

  • He Poutama Rangatahi extended to support around 1,400 more rangatahi 

  • Ākonga Fund extended to the end of 2023 to support up to 2,750 additional young people and their whānau 

  • 232 families with children set to benefit from the scaling up of the family functional therapy, intensive mentoring and community led youth inclusion programmes 

The Government has announced a ‘Better Pathways’ package that aims to place more young people in education, training or work to drive down youth crime. 



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