Labor support for Tasmania’s PCYCs
· Extra funding to support more staff to deliver crucial outreach programs
· $1.4m boost for PCYCs statewide to build positive relationships
· Programs provide better outcomes for Tasmania’s youth
A majority Labor Government will support Tasmania’s Police Citizens Youth Clubs with additional funding to ensure they can continue to deliver programs that improve outcomes for the state’s youth.
Labor Leader Rebecca White said Labor will provide an additional $1.4 million over four years to support the employment of more workers in PCYCs statewide.
“PCYCs do important work providing a wide range of sporting and recreational activities, health and welfare and outreach programs for Tasmania’s youth,” Ms White said.
“They aim to reduce crime by providing positive relationships between young people and police.
“Labor is pleased to continue to support the 12 PCYC Clubs around Tasmania. We will work with the Clubs and PCYC Association to make sure they have the resources to meet increased community demands.”
Labor will renew the MOU between the Department of Police and Emergency Management and TAPCYC to include Clubs outside the main city center, to ensure the wide range of sporting and recreational activities, health and welfare and outreach programs are delivered statewide.
“Labor is committed to tackling youth crime issues with early intervention programs like the Project Booyah leadership and mentor program,” Ms White said.
“We will provide additional funding to assist the PCYC in the important work they do to reduce crime and build positive relationships between young people and police.”