We are proud to be associated with the “The Difference”, an annual report card on the indicators of disadvantage and exclusion in Australia; underpinned by research conducted by Access Economics.
There are 10 indicators of an inclusive society, and according to the research, Australia is going backwards in many of them. The indicators include employment participation, homelessness, drug use, child abuse, suicide and credit default.
The goal of "The Difference" is to bring the issues, people and solutions together in one place for corporate donors.
Youth Projects was featured in the 2011 edition. For more information go to www.urthedifference.net.au/2011-edition.html
Youth Projects is a National Compact Partner.
The National Compact reflects the commitment of the Government and the Third (not-for-profit) Sector to find new and better ways to work together. This collaborative relationship will allow us to work on the challenges we face, build a stronger Third Sector in Australia and through this, drive innovation, wellbeing and sustainability in our communities.
The Stepping Up Stepping Out project brings together a range of community services to provide information, advice and support for prisoners in their final months of incarceration and assists their transition back into community life.
The program engages agencies to cover practical topics such as training, employment and housing as well as interpersonal issues such as family relationships, substance dependence and good mental health.
The project provides a ‘joined up’ response to address issues of isolation and social exclusion that many ex-prisoners experience post release and to reduce recidivism.
To date SUSO has been funded by the partner agencies, Corrections Victoria, the Helen MacPherson-SmithTrust and the RACV Trust.
Project Partners with Youth Projects include:
•Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
•Odyssey House Victoria
•Taskforce Community Agency
Not For Profit Excellence Awards 2009 Winner!
The Stepping Up Stepping Out Project was recently announced the winner of the 2009 Partnership of the Year Award.
2010 Australian Safer Communities Awards - High Commendation.