Our Supported Bail programme continues to plant the seeds of change in the lives of young people who are involved in the Youth Justice system. We have seen huge transformation occur during this six week programme, with young people successfully completing the programme and complying with their bail conditions. It’s a privilege to see the young people starting to walk tall and hold their heads high, knowing that they can be proud of the choices they are making. It’s not always a straightforward journey but the young people gain some skills and knowledge to help them as they transition into the next stage of their lives.
The Police Youth Aid and CYF Youth Justice teams that we work alongside, are committed to supporting young people to accept responsibility for their actions and to make changes in their lives. It’s great to be part of such professional and committed team.One member of the Police with whom we work recently wrote this: “We have been fortunate to be able to use the services of Challenge 2000 for the past two years. They have been instrumental in reducing the offending rates of our high risk youth in our area and I have been impressed by the way they handle their young people. They have made a positive impact on every one of the young people they have taken on and their families”.
Heath Hutton and our Youth Team are doing a great job. Heath’s experience, energy and vision for the programme and his heart for the young people is evident and he is also committed to doing better and better with this programme.
This year we also have a variety of other Fresh Start youth justice services including the Amorangi programme, court-supervised camps and mentoring.
For information about our other Youth Justice services please contact
Bridget Roche on 477 6827
Heath Hutton on 478 4573 or