Nine youths graduate early intervention program in Rockhampton

Acting Superintendent Mark Burgess joined Member for Keppel, Brittany Lauga MP, in congratulating 9 youth who graduated from the Project Booyah program in Rockhampton on Thursday, August 6.

Project Booyah is a Queensland Police Service led early intervention and community program which, in partnership with the Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association, targets at-risk young people and seeks to reduce offending by addressing disengagement with family, community and education.

The graduates eagerly await their presentations

The graduates completed a course designed to eliminate anti-social tendencies, improve health, education and employment opportunities, and reduce crime and incarceration rates of young people.

Acting Superintendent Burgess said Project Booyah worked on addressing the causes of youth offending, ensuring young people were held responsible for their behaviour.

“The focus on rehabilitation that Project Booyah promotes is beneficial not only to each of these young men here today but the communities they reside in,” Acting Superintendent Burgess said.

“I congratulate each and every one of you for taking such positive steps to improve your health, education and employment.”

Project Booyah is currently running in nine sites across Queensland: Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Pine Rivers, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands and the Gold Coast.

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