Youth on Track

Life can be hard as a young person. If you want to get back on track, we can help.

 

What is Youth on Track?

Youth on Track is designed to help teens (10-17 years) who are at risk of long-term involvement in the criminal justice system. We work with young people and their families to identify triggers to offending; helping to identify issues and work through solutions; to reduce risky behaviour and to make positive life choices.

How does it work?

The scheme offers intensive one on one support to young people who have had formal contact with police. Each young person is allocated a Case Manager and each case plan is tailor made and targeted to the needs of the young person.

Youth on Track Case Managers use cognitive behaviour therapy to help young people identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, and learn healthier skills and habits, to reduce risky behaviour.

Case Managers work closely with the young person and their families, identifying triggers to offending, while supporting those with behavioural and mental health issues.

How does a youth get involved with Youth on Track?

Referrals to the program can be made by the police and teachers.

Do I have to be part of the program if I am referred?

No, the young person’s engagement in Youth on Track is voluntary.

Where does Youth on Track operate?

Social Futures delivers Youth on Track in Coffs Harbour and Grafton.

Our Artwork – Bulahbu Yabur Jurgun, Yabur Balun

(Three Nations, One River)

Our beautiful artwork, Bulahbu Yabur Jurgun, Yabur Balun (Three Nations, One River) is by Bundjalung Gumbaynggirr artist Dean Loadsman.

This piece represents Youth on Track (YoT) Clarence/Coffs Coast. The central circle represents Youth on Track and the three nations – Gumbaynggirr, the fig tree; Yaegal, the river mouth and ocean; and Bundjalung, the mountains.

The three nations are all connected by the river and beaches along the coast. The sunrise represents new beginnings. The male and female figures around the outside of the circle represent the youth, with the larger figures the community Elders, leaders, mentors and youth workers, all coming together to support our youth.

The coastal carpet python can be found along the Clarence/Coffs Coast and represents the support and guidance provided by YoT for our youth and all communities working together to support our youth and provide better opportunities for the future.

The outer circle also represents the three nations, linked to the central circle by the pathways that our youth will take to get their lives back on track.

The outer symbols represent the river connecting the three nations (bottom symbol) shared learning and working together (left symbol) and the stars represent our ancestors watching over us, taking care of us, and providing guidance.

 
~ Dean Loadsman
 
Bundjalung Gumbaynggirr Artist

Youth on Track

Youth on Track is an early intervention service for 10 - 17 year olds which helps youth to identify issues, work on solutions, reduce risky behaviour and make positive life choices.

Contact

Liz Yazbek (Team Leader)
Phone:
02 6620 1800
0437 784 823
Email: [email protected]

Youth on Track is a NSW Government initiative funded by the The NSW Department of Justice and delivered in the Coffs and Clarence area by Social Futures.

Program resources

Brochure

Download

 

 

Useful links

To see other places Youth on Track operates go to www.youthontrack.justice.nsw.gov.au

Related programs and services

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Related news

EOIs sought for Aborginal student wellbeing camp

The very first SHOW (Sports, Health Opportunities and Well being) Camp for Aboriginal students from Year 5-11 will be held on 5-6 November 2018 at Appin.

Post expires at 1:50pm on Saturday October 20th, 2018

Youth Jobs PaTH provides stepping stones to employment

Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government initiative to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job. It includes an internship work placement plus financial incentives for businesses to hire eligible young people.

Post expires at 10:28am on Saturday November 10th, 2018

Friday Night Live Youth Creative Event

Every Friday night, One Vision Productions hosts Friday Night Live at the Creative Hub in the Byron Arts and Industrial Estate, where youth can come together to create, collaborate and mix with the industry’s best and brightest local musical talent, DJs, MCs and artists of every genre.

Post expires at 11:26am on Sunday December 30th, 2018

Youth Frontiers program: Volunteer Mentors for Young People

YWCA NSW is the provider for the Youth Frontiers program in the Northern Rivers, from Tweed to the Clarence Valley, a NSW Government funded program for young people aged 12-16 years who are interested in engaging with and working with volunteer mentors on a community-minded project on a topic of their choice.

10 Elements to Improve Outcomes for Young People

Youth Action launched its NSW Youth Development Framework as part of Youth Week. The Framework supports evidence-based practice in NSW to increase the shared understanding and impact of youth development across the youth sector, government, social services organisations and the community.

Working with Young People? Here’s Some Tips for Supporting their Career and Employment Decisions

Community sector workers working with young people have a range of resources at their fingertips to help them support young clients who are planning their careers or making decisions about leaving school. Here’s a rundown on what’s available to help point young people in the right direction as they take their first steps down the employment pathway.

Mobile Music Studios Available for North Coast Youth

Young music enthusiasts across the Northern Rivers are making the most of the opportunity to access mobile music studios, thanks to a grant provided to OneVisionProductions from the ETC Community Support Fund.

Recre8 Young Women’s Sailing Adventure Therapy Program Now Taking Enquiries

Human Nature Adventure Therapy is now taking referrals for vulnerable and/or disadvantaged young women (14-19 years old) who are up for a challenge, and looking to make positive changes in their life, with the Recre8 Young Women’s Sailing Adventure Therapy Program.

Calling All Young People Wanting to Perform at Crankfest Youth Festival 2018!

Do you have a song to sing or a dance? Go to www.crankfest.com.au and apply to perform on 28 April at Crankfest Youth Festival.

Sign Up Day and Courses for Young People

One Vision Productions is announcing classes for March, with a Sign Up Day in Byron Bay on Saturday March 10 with MCs Emph n Treats, Stay Nice, Katia, Dj’s Professor Prawn and Professor Crab. One Vision’s mission is to empower Youth to make positive life choices that enable them to maximise their personal potential.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This