2016 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 28% for all program participants (who specifically identify this as a goal).

2016 RESULTS

  • Request for Advocacy Support for ’at risk’ young people from NSW Police increased by 12%.  
  • 44 teens confirmed their criminal activity and engagement with Juvenile Justice had either stabilised or improved representing an increase of 6 young people compared to 2015.

  • Using PwC cost estimates, StreetWork intervention in this space has a community impact value of $296,5162. 

mental health

OUTCOME DESIRED

Reduce substance abuse and other risk taking behaviour by at least 30% for program participants (who specifically identify this as a goal).

2016 RESULTS

  • 373 incidents of Mental Health/Stress risk concerns were identified by ‘at risk’ young.

  • Mental Health/Stress was listed in the ‘Top 4 risk areas’ each month in 2016

  • 34 young people identified that their mental health status had either stabilised or improved (up by 11 in 2015).

  • 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.

  • Using PwC cost estimates, StreetWork intervention in this space has a community impact value of $1.05M. 

homelessness

Outcomes DESIRED

  • Diversion of young people to prevent homelessness.
  • Have a positive impact assist young people to prevent homelessness.

2016 RESULTS

  • Interaction with external service providers assisting young people at risk of becoming homeless increased by 18%.  Referrals to StreetWork were received from by The Burdekin Association, YFoundation, Mission Australia, Taldumande Youth Services and Phoenix House (all homelessness service providers). 

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

  • 14 young people identified that their risk of homelessness had either stabilised or improved.

  • Using PwC cost estimates, StreetWork intervention in this space has a community impact value of $12.6M.

Early school leavers (not engaged in employment)

Outcome DESIRED

Re-engagement with education, schooling or employment

2016 RESULTS

  • 268 incidents of school/education risk concerns were identified by ‘at risk’ young people.
  • School/Education disengagement was listed in the ‘Top 4 risk areas’ for 6 out of the 12 months in 2016.

  • 31 young people re-engaged with school/education/employment training/skills development.
  • 38 young people identified that their engagement with school/education or employment situation had either stabilised or improved.

  • Using PwC cost estimates, StreetWork intervention in this space has a community impact value of $4.1M.

Suicide & Self Harm

Outcome DESIRED

At least 75% 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.

2016 ResultS

  • 88% (up by 3% in 2015) 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 stabilised in 2016.

  • 7 young people identified that their suicide and self harm situation had either stabilised or improved.

  • Using PwC cost estimates, StreetWork intervention in this space has a community impact value of $42M.

Program completion

Outcome DESIRED

  • At least 85% of the program participants who enrol in the program achieve their stated goals and formally graduate from the program;
  • At least 78% 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.

2016 ResultS

  • 93% (up from 91% in 2015) of the program participants achieved their stated goals and formally graduated from the program.
     
  • 98% (up from 97% in 2015) program participants were actively engaged in other support activities after completing the KickStart Mentoring program.
  • 98% (same as 2015) of the ‘at risk’ young people who disengaged from the program were referred to another relevant youth service/agency for support.

  • 1963 (up by 224 sessions in 2015) sessions of mentoring were delivered in 2016, representing an 11.4%  increase.

Referrals Process

OUTCOME DESIRED

  • Increase the number of external and self-referrals to StreetWork programs by 10% compared to 2015.
  • Increase the number of new referring agencies/services to StreetWork programs by 15% compared to 2015. 

2016 RESULTS

  • 102 referrals were made to StreetWork in 2015.
  • Referrals of young people to StreetWork decrease by 46% (47 less referralsl) compared to 2015.

  • 4.2% increase in the number of referrals received from new youth agencies or services (not previously engaged) compared to 2015.

  • StreetWork proactively promoted the KickStart Mentoring program to more youth agencies/services in the catchment area, resulting in new referrals being received from several private psychologists, The Burdekin Association, KYDS, Queenscliff Health Centre, Headspace in Brookvale, Manly Police, Youth Reach, new local high schools, Taldumande Youth Services, Family and Community Services (FaCS), Family Referral Services, The Northern Centre, The Northern Beaches Project, The Ryde Project and headspace (Chatswood and Brookvale).

Increased community Impact Value from 2015 to 2016

Crime - Combined additional community impact value of $296,516 compared to 2015 outcomes.

Mental Health - Combined additional community impact value of $1.05M compared to 2015 outcomes.

Early school leavers (not engaged in employment) - Combined additional community impact value of $4.1M compared to 2015 outcomes.

Homelessness - Combined additional community impact value of $12.6M compared to 2015 outcomes.

Suicide and Self-Harm - Combined additional community impact value of $42M compared to 2015 outcomes.

Additional community impact value (2016) = $60.05M

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