2018 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).

2018 RESULTS

  • 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

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)

2018 RESULTS

  • 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

Homelessness

OUTCOME DESIRED

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

2018 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

2018 RESULTS

  • 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

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

2018 RESULTS

  • 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

Program Completion

OUTCOME DESIRED

  • 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.

2018 RESULTS

  • 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

Referrals Process

OUTCOME DESIRED

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 

2018 RESULTS

  • 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.