The bleedin' obvious: Long-term support reconnects at-risk young people

Alistair Lemmon

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Twenty young people with a history of incarceration, substance abuse and disconnection provided Whitelion with insight into 'what worked' in changing their at-risk behaviours. The answer was obvious ' state support beyond 18 years of age, perhaps until the mid-twenties. These young people require specialised intervention, and help accessing community structures, particularly jobs, which would ordinarily be out of reach. One program recommended as a viable model for Australian community organisations wanting to reconnect young people is the rigorously evaluated Job Corps program (USA), which integrates accommodation, long-term support and employability training programs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalYouth Studies Australia
Issue numbern.1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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