Funded by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), Bungree’s Youth Frontier Program (YFP) provides a mentoring service for Aboriginal young people aged 10 to 17 years who are at risk or in the juvenile justice system.
The program aims to engage young people’s strengths by building skills and experience, addressing barriers to participation, reducing contact with the justice system through mentoring support, positive learning and social engagement activities. The approach recognises that protective factors such as positive mental health and community connectedness are critical to wellbeing.
The YFP is working to reduce Aboriginal young people’s contact with the youth justice system, and improve life outcomes by:
School & Community Resilience Programs
As well as individual mentoring services, Bungree’s YFP also conducts a Resilience Program in schools and in the community, with yearly cultural camps for participants of both the Mentoring and Resilience Programs.
External agencies are invited to speak with the team regarding referrals to the Resilience Programs – both school and community-based.
The Youth Frontier Program is available to Aboriginal young people aged 10 to 17 years who are at risk or in the juvenile justice system. The service area covers the Central Coast region.