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SYC to deliver new Community Service Order program

2021-01-13

Youth Justice State Plan 2020 to 2023

Increasing community contribution and providing a wider variety of programs and activities for young people in the justice system will be the focus of the State Government’s new community service order (CSO) program.

SYC has been selected through a competitive tender process to assist young people in the justice system develop new positive pathways while they participate in the CSO program.

The not-for-profit organisation will deliver the program in metropolitan South Australia from next month, while the Department of Human Services will deliver the program in all regional and remote areas of the state.

Community Service is a supervisory mandate that requires Youth Justice clients to particulate in structured work activities and/or programs where youth must complete a set number of hours within a specified timeframe.

The program offers an opportunity for young people to reflect on the impacts of their offences, develop meaningful and positive relationships and learn new skills at the same time as promoting social responsibility.

This may include working with charitable organisations to help vulnerable community members or assisting with landscaping and greening our environment.

By partnering with SYC, the South Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to collaborate with non-government organisations to strengthen assistance for young people, identified as a key deliverable in South Australia’s Youth Justice State Plan 2020–2023.

SYC has extensive experience working with young people in the justice system and will bring a wider variety of programs and activities to the table for our young people to engage with.

SYC will deliver the CSO program in metropolitan South Australia from February 2021.

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