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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).
Request for Advocacy Support for ’at risk’ young people from NSW Police increased by 18%. This measures the number of young people engaging with StreetWork for assistance in this area
58 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 $390,802 compared to 2017 outcomes
Reduce substance abuse and other risk taking behaviour by at least 30% for program participants (who specifically identify this as a goal)
412 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 2018
56 young people identified that their mental health status had stablised or improved
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 had an additional community impact value of $1.7M compared to 2017 outcomes
Assist all "at risk" StreetWork youth to prevent homelessness.
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)
Re-engagement with education, schooling or employment
School/Education disengagement was listed in the ‘Top 4 risk areas’ for 6 out of the 12 months in 2017
24 teens identified that their engagement with school/education or employment stablised or improved
Using PwC cost estimates, StreetWork intervention in this space had an additional community impact value of $13.3M compared to 2017 outcomes
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
91% of StreetWork participants improved their Kessler 10 Psychological Assessment score when compared to their intake score, representing a 1.0% increase compared to 2017
The number of crisis calls received from young people at risk of suicide or self-harm has stablised
Using PwC cost estimates, StreetWork intervention in this space had an additional community impact value of $66.0M compared to 2017 outcomes
At least 87% of the program participants who enroll in the program achieve their stated goals and formally graduate from the program;
At least 82% 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.
94% (same as 2017) of the program participants achieved their stated goals and formally graduated from the program
98% (same as 2017) of the ‘at risk’ young people who disengaged from the program were referred to another relevant youth service/agency for support
2206 (up from 272 sessions in 2017) sessions of mentoring were delivered in 2018
Increase the number of external and self-referrals to StreetWork programs by 15% compared to 2017
Increase the number of new referring agencies/services to StreetWork programs by 10% compared to 2017
92 new referralsreceived in 2018
9.3% increase in the number of referrals from new youth agencies.services (from 6 agencies not previously engaged) compared to 2017
StreetWork proactively promoted the KickStart Mentoring program to more youth agencies/services in the catchment area. This resulted in referrals from Taldumande Youth Services, Juvenile Justice, FaCS, Family Referral Services and Headspace as well as various primary and high schools.
Increased Community Impact Value
Crime - Combined additional community impact value of $390,802
Mental Health - Combined additional community impact value of $1.736M
Early school leavers - Combined additional community impact value of $13.3M
Homelessness - Combined additional community impact value of $32.4M
Suicide and Self-Harm - Combined additional community impact value of $66.0M
Additional Community Impact Value (2018) = $113.8M
Note: These community impact values are derived by PwC from Government estimates of the lifetime cost to the community of the behaviours/actions remediated.