2015 Outcomes

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Crime

Outcome DESIRED

Reduce offending and re-offending behaviour by breaking the cycle of crime and engagement with Juvenile Justice by at least 26% for all program participants (who specifically identify this as a goal).

2015 RESULTS

  • Request for Advocacy Support for ’at risk’ young people from NSW Police increased by 36%.  This measures the number of young people engaging with StreetWork for assistance in this area
  • 38 teens confirmed their criminal activity and engagement with Juvenile Justice stabilised or improved

  • Using PwC cost estimates, StreetWork intervention in this space had an additional community impact value of $212,302 compared to 2014 outcomes

mental health

OUTCOME DESIRED

Reduce substance abuse and other risk taking behaviour by at least 26% for program participants (who specifically identify this as a goal)

2015 RESULTS

  • 358 incidents of Mental Health/Stress risk concerns were identified among StreetWork's ‘at risk’ young

  • Mental Health/Stress was listed in the ‘Top 4 risk areas’ each month in 2015

  • 23 young people identified that their mental health status had stablised or improved (up by 13 from 2014)

  • 100% of all young people who identified a mental health goal were referred to relevant mental health specialists/agencies for services whilst continuing to be supported by StreetWork

homelessness

Outcome DESIRED

Assist all "at risk" StreetWork youth to prevent homelessness.

2015 RESULTS

  • Interaction with external service providers assisting young people at risk of homeless increased by 32%.  

  • Referrals were made to The Burdekin Association, YFoundation, Mission Australia, Taldumande Youth Services and Phoenix House 

  • StreetWork actively participated in both The Northern Beaches Project and The Ryde Project (early intervention programs designed to prevent youth homelessness)

Early school leavers (not engaged in employment)

Outcome DESIRED

Re-engagement with education, schooling or employment

2015 RESULTS

  • 15 young people re-engaged with school/education/employment training/skills development

  • School/Education disengagement was listed in the ‘Top 4 risk areas’ for 9 out of the 12 months in 2015

  • 24 teens identified that their engagement with school/education or employment stablised or improved

Suicide/Self Harm

Outcome DESIRED

At least 70% of program participants’ final Kessler 10 Psychological Assessment score (i.e. general mental health wellbeing assessment) show an improvement when compared to their intake assessment score, with the aim of decreasing the risk of suicide and self-harm

2015 ResultS

  • 85% (same as 2014) of StreetWork participants improved their Kessler 10 Psychological Assessment score when compared to their intake score

  • The number of crisis calls received from young people at risk of suicide or self-harm has stablised

Program completion

Outcome DESIRED

  • At least 80% of the program participants who enrol in the program achieve their stated goals and formally graduate from the program;
  • At least 75% of program participants be actively engaged in other support activities post the completion of the program (e.g. job seeking, school re-engagement, counselling, workshops and mentoring sessions etc.);
  • Increase by 30% the number of KickStart mentoring sessions delivered to ‘at risk’ young people.

2015 ResultS

  • 91% (up from 83% in 2014) of the program participants achieved their stated goals and formally graduated from the program
     
  • 97% of program participants were actively engaged in other support activities after the completion of the KickStart Mentoring program;
  • 98% (up from 92% in 2014) of the ‘at risk’ young people who disengaged from the program were referred to another relevant youth service/agency for support

  • 1963 (up from 402 sessions in 2014) sessions of mentoring were delivered in 2015, representing a 93.2%  year on year increase

Referrals Process

OUTCOME DESIRED

Increase the number of external and self-referrals to StreetWork programs by 30% compared to 2014
Increase the number of new referring agencies/services to StreetWork programs by 25% compared to 2014 

2015 RESULTS

  • Referrals of young people to StreetWork increased by 40.6% (43 more referrals) compared to 2014

  • 16 new youth agencies or services (not previously engaged) referred ‘at risk’ young people to StreetWork, representing an increase of 38% compared to 2014

  • StreetWork proactively promoted the KickStart Mentoring program to more youth agencies/services in the catchment area, resulting in new referrals being received from private psychologists (x2), The Burdekin Association, KYDS, Queenscliff Health Centre, Headspace in Brookvale, Manly Police, Northern Beaches primary and high schools (x 3), REACH, Pittwater Counselling Service; DET (Distance Education), The Northern Beaches Project, and The Ryde Project

Increased community Impact Value from 2014 to 2015

Crime - Combined additional community impact value of $212,302 compared to 2014 outcomes

Mental Health - Combined additional community impact value of $403,182 compared to 2014 outcomes

Early school leavers - Combined additional community impact value of $1.5M compared to 2014 outcomes

Homelessness - Combined additional community impact value of $9M compared to 2014 outcomes

Suicide and Self-Harm - Combined additional community impact value of $3M compared to 2014 outcomes

Additional Community Impact Value (2015) = $14.1M

Note: These community impact values are derived by PwC from Government estimates of the lifetime cost to the community of the behaviours/actions remediated.