Kids at risk programs get $685,000

NEW funds announced on the weekend by Premier Anna Bligh for youth offenders and those at risk of harm would lead to $685,077 being spent in the Rockhampton electorate.

Labor candidate for Rockhampton Bill Byrne yesterday said the funding of $15 million over three years was another step in creating safer, fairer communities with $685,077 over three years announced to help Rockhampton youth who need support.

He welcomed funding for two local organisations to help vulnerable young locals take positive steps to improve their lives.

"Darumbal Community Youth Service will receive $203,742 over three years, with the Police Citizens Youth Club receiving $481,335 over three years," he said.

"These services will be funded under the Youth at Risk Initiative (YARI), which provides vital services to vulnerable young people across Queensland," Ms Bligh said when she announced the funding.



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