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Police Fear Gangs Have Joined Forces for Victorian Carjacking Crime Spree


A gang of youths who steal cars to commit a host of other crimes are suspected of being behind a number of grand theft auto incidents including carjackings across Melbourne in recent days. Continue reading Police Fear Gangs Have Joined Forces for Victorian Carjacking Crime Spree

Police Find Talking the Talk Turns Young Lives Around

Interacting with at-risk young people on their own terms can get them off the street and into education, work and long-term housing.

Police officer Corey Allen believes our region’s disenfranchised youth can turn their lives around through the power of conversation.

Senior Sergeant Allen, who runs a busy inner-Brisbane police station, says a program he helped start in 2012 also reduced crime.

The Youth Hot Spots Patrols program employed a culturally-sensitive youth worker and two police officers who simply sat down and talked to 25 young people who were known for causing havoc in Brisbane’s CBD.

Read more in The Logan Reporter.

Source: www.thereporter.com.au

Bega PCYC Pressing Ahead With Mobile Outreach

“We’re about getting kids active,” Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) NSW CEO Darren Black said to committee members and interested parties at a recent meeting in Bega. The PCYC Far South Coast is in its early stages of development and the morning was spent establishing close links with council, police, community and service organisations in the region.

Source: www.begadistrictnews.com.au

New Combined Northern Territory Government Agency and Police Taskforce Set Up To Tackle Youth Crime

A new taskforce involving police and seven government agencies has been established to tackle the growing problem of youth crime in the Territory.

With youth offenders now responsible for two-thirds of all property crime, Task Force Neo has been unveiled.

Deputy Commissioner Mark Payne said the new taskforce would provide a “more joined-up approach” that “transcends individual organisations”.

Source: www.ntnews.com.au