A PROGRAM teaching young offenders how to drive received a generous Lotterywest grant at a presentation in Cloverdale on Tuesday.
Drive to the Future received $136,000, which will be used to buy a second mobile drive unit to expand the program into regional areas.
Regional managers will be provided with iPads for flexible, on-the-go training.
Funding will also go to repairing a driving simulator.
The program reaches more than 80 participants per month.
Presenting the grant at the PCYC Belmont headquarters, Youth Minister Paul Miles said the Drive to the Future program had been incredibly successful, resulting in decreased criminal activity, enhanced employment opportunities, reduced anti-social behaviour and had improved the self-esteem, confidence and self-worth of participants.
Inspector Greg Young, PCYC president Sue Gordon, PCYC chief executive John Gillespie, Youth Minister Paul Miles and Belmont MLA Glenys Godfrey accept the Lotterywest grant.