- Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa Aboriginal Corporation appointed to deliver the Target 120 program in Newman
- Early intervention program delivers local, targeted, and intensive supports to reduce offending behaviours, providing positive pathways for at risk-youth and supporting safer communities
- Program has seen participants reduce their contact with the criminal justice system
Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa Aboriginal Corporation has today been announced as the successful service provider to deliver the McGowan Government’s Target 120 program in Newman.
The early intervention program works across local organisations and service providers, government agencies and the community to support young people and their families who are at risk of becoming repeat offenders by connecting them with tailored services and supports.
Through supporting both young people and their families, Target 120 seeks to intervene in the pattern of offending and helps to address the factors that can lead to offending such as addiction, trauma, lack of housing, poor school attendance, poor mental health, and family and domestic violence.
Since 2018, $31.5 million has been invested by the McGowan Government to deliver and expand Target 120 to a total of 20 sites.
This includes $11.1 million announced in the 2022-23 State Budget to roll out the program to an additional nine locations, including Newman.
Newman is the 16th Target 120 site to be rolled out by the McGowan Government.
As stated by Community Services Minister Sabine Winton:
“I’m really pleased that we continue to expand this important early intervention program across Western Australia to support our young people and create safer communities.
“A huge key to the program’s success is making sure we appoint the right service providers with the right local knowledge and community relationships, like KJ – Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa Aboriginal Corporation, to deliver the program in each location.
“I look forward to seeing how Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa Aboriginal Corporation help to make a difference to young people and their families in Newman.”
As stated by Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel:
“It’s great to see the Target 120 program is being expanded to another Pilbara location in Newman, to continue supporting at-risk young people and their families.
“The McGowan Government continues to show its commitment to tackling youth crime and creating safer communities, through programs like this.”