Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Funding Provides Boost for Region

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Funding Provides Boost for Region

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THE Queensland Government will invest $2.3 million over three years on specialist coaches to keep young Indigenous people in south-west Queensland out of detention and into jobs or education.

Child Safety Minister Phil Reeves said the 2009-10 State Budget initiative would involve a team of family and youth coaches working with young Indigenous people and their families in Roma, Charleville and Cunnamulla.

"Despite the tough economic times we are facing, the Bligh Government is committed to providing funding for vital initiatives such as this," Mr Reeves said.

"The coaches and mentors will work to keep young people out of youth detention centres, live safely with their families, in education and training or employed in local industries."

Mr Reeves said the coaches would focus on four main areas - improving parenting skills and family function, reducing juvenile offending, working with siblings of young offenders and supporting young people to obtain and sustain bail and reducing the numbers being remanded in custody. …

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