San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
After kicking off a new Think Tank focused on the issue of Youth Justice, this month The Youth Legal Service, the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) and the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) are very pleased to announce the next workshop in our Think Tank series.
In Workshop 2 we will discuss what is needed to ensure that the spirit of the Young Offenders Act legislation is enacted adequately across the State? Participants will explore what they think is needed, what currently exists - and what is missing - in order to identify gaps in the provision of services, supports etc.
We hope that you will join us for the second session in the workshop series that is part of a wider aim to generate a whole of community and government discussion about how we approach youth justice; the legislation that underpins our approach; the services we currently provide and what we can do better and what we can learn from other jurisdictions.
Join us on Friday 26 of October 9.00am-12.30pm at the office of the Commissioner for Children & Young People! (Please note: this date has changed from 25 October to avoid a conflict with the Commissioner's 2012 Children’s Week event).
A Briefing Paper and Agenda will be sent to particpants prior to the event.
Please pass this on to other colleagues to help us widen the discussion about this very important issue.
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Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia
YACWA is the peak non-government youth organisation in Western Australia. We operate primarily as a human rights organisation that seeks to address the exclusion of young people in a rapidly changing society.
We seek to develop a Western Australian community where all young people are empowered and have their human rights maintained. A community that values young people’s skills and knowledge and engages them in decision making.
YACWA advocates for and works in partnership with young people to empower them to be actively included in public policy decision-making
YACWA advocates for and supports the workforce to ensure that their skills and capacity can be maximised to ensure positive outcomes for young people
YACWA is agile and adaptive to changing environments and circumstances, informed by the differing strengths and needs of our members
YACWA influences public policy decisions through our effective stakeholder partnerships