Kia ora koutou,
Welcome to the final edition of the YCAP newsletter for 2015.
We have achieved a lot during this year. One of the things we are most pleased with, is that there are at least 33 community plans now in place around New Zealand that focus on, or include a youth justice component. This includes Social Sector Trial plans - many of which have been developed with input from the local Youth Offending Team or equivalent. This is a great improvement on last year and we are really impressed with the hard work and effort you have put into making this a reality.
Our YCAP strategic actions for 2013-2015 have been completed, and we are now developing the next iteration of the work programme. We fill you in on the details below.
The YCAP team wish you a fun-filled holiday season spending time with your family and friends. Relax and enjoy the summer weather and we look forward to working with you in 2016.
And a special message from New Zealand Police:
Most of what we do is designed to help others, so let’s take time to focus on ourselves as practitioners. We have a number of demands placed on us throughout the year and will naturally be feeling tired. So the message is similar to those we spend the year helping:
- DRIVING: Pay attention to your manner of driving AT ALL TIMES over the summer break
- Share the driving or have regular breaks
- Watch your speed
- If you have been drinking consider not driving at all
- This year the road toll is already higher than last (311 vs 280 deaths). Please take all reasonable steps not to add to that statistic.
Here's what you will find in the newsletter this month:
- YCAP Refresh update
- Partnering with communities and YOTs
- Community spotlight: Counties West YCAP
- Consultation open on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
- Science Advisor appointed for the Justice sector
- Data allows Government to identify and protect at-risk youth
- What works? Demonstrate your effectiveness and keep improving your practice
- Rangatahi Courts receive the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration Award
- Changes to Ministry of Youth Development announced
- Timely review of whether integrated social services make a difference – from a NZ and international perspective
- New evaluation report on community-led 'It's not OK' campaigns
- Youth Fund 2016 recipients announced
- Celebrating remarkable young people in care
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