Cross agency initiatives
A range of cross agency efforts to tackle youth crime in Alice Springs has also been introduced, including:
- Operation Lunar co-locates personnel from the departments of Territory Families, Housing and Communities (TFHC); Health; Education (DoE); and NT Police, improving collaboration and case management for high risk young people.
- School-based policing, with a more flexible approach than the previous school policing program, to provide more flexibility to target at risk young people. The program focuses on positive youth engagement and delivery of vital safety education.
- $2.425 million each year for youth activities in Alice Springs for after hours and during school holidays.
- Tangentyere Council is trialling TFHC's funded Youth Hubs in a number of Town Camps over the next 7 months to encourage young people to engage in activities at home and away from the CBD.
- The $5 million Back on Track program is an alternative and intensive youth intervention program that provides alternative pathways to divert young people away from the youth justice system. The program addresses at risk behaviour, consequences and reparation to reduce offending, ensure offenders face the impact of their actions and become productive members of our community.
- Funding for 10 non-government organisations to provide youth diversion services across 48 locations throughout the Territory, including restorative justice conferences where the young offender and the victim are present.
- Government-funded nightly security patrols conducted by Talice Security throughout the Alice Springs CBD.
- The $20 million revitalisation of the CBD includes a $5 million Crime Prevention through Environmental Design suite of initiatives, including the construction of safety zones, and improved lighting and wayfinding.
Last updated: 06 April 2022
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