Youth Night Patrol Service secures funding

MG Corporation was pleased to receive a grant of $100,000 from the WA Government in early December, which will support the Youth Night Patrol service in Kununurra. The program will run three nights a week and is one of 11 community-led projects being funded by the State Government through the Kimberley Development Commission.
The MG Youth Night Patrol will operate on alternating nights to the existing 54 Reasons Night Patrol to provide a Youth Patrol service in Kununurra six nights a week. The community-run programs aim to reduce crime, improve community safety and security, and provide engaging activities for young people at risk of offending.
The MG Youth Night Patrol commenced in January and will run for six months.

The MG Youth Night Patrol will be supported by a new pilot program managed by MG Corporation and funded by the Department of Social Services.
The pilot Youth Patrol & Family Support program will offer a 24-hour youth patrol, seven days a week. The program team will include two youth patrol leaders, 10 youth patrol community workers, two community liaison officers, and a case manager.

This is stony country – when I walk across this country where the creeks and the floodwaters have been there are lots of rocks and little stones. Lots of those stones are beautiful coloured ones. We call them gerany. Gerany is also the word for money.