Gong for youth pro­gram

Townsville Bulletin - - Front Page -

A BUR­DEKIN or­gan­i­sa­tion aimed at stop­ping bore­dom in the re­gion’s youth from slid­ing into law­less­ness has re­ceived a na­tional award for its ef­forts over the past year.

The Bur-Del Hous­ing Co-oper­a­tive Ad­vance­ment So­ci­ety has re­ceived an Aus­tralian Crime and Vi­o­lence Pre­ven­tion Award for its Bur­dekin Area Youth Watch pro­gram.

Act­ing Com­mu­ni­ties Min­is­ter and Queens­land At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Kerry Shine said the or­gan­i­sa­tion had made a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to com­mu­nity safety and crime pre­ven­tion, and it was im­por­tant to recog­nise that.

The project pro­vided as­sis­tance, sup­port and long-last­ing so­lu­tions to en­gage and com­bat the prob­lems re­sult­ing from bore­dom among youth in the re­gion.

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