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$320,000 boost for volunteer youth service in Sydney

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I’m very pleased to report that the Safe Space and Take Kare Ambassador Program has received the City of Sydney’s commitment to a further $320,000 in support.

With the help of these funds, this important initiative, greatly assisted by the good work of The Salvation Army and the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation, will be able to continue through to at least June 2018.

It’s fantastic to see that the Safe Space and Take Kare Ambassador Program will continue to provide what I consider to be essential on-street support for our youth, vulnerable to alcohol and drug-related crime on the streets of Sydney.

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to spend an evening with a number of Safe Space and Take Kare volunteers whilst they were on the job. It was great to see first-hand the positive impact this program is having on reducing anti-social behaviour and its associated crimes in the City.

Since its commencement, the program has seen 130 people trained as volunteer ambassadors and NSW Police has already commented on the positive and very real contribution the program has made to securing the welfare of our youth who are out, on the streets, in the City at night.

I believe it’s this kind of active cooperation, aided by the prized contributions made by our volunteers, which will see a continued effort in the fight to reduce anti-social behaviour and related crimes on the streets of Sydney.

 

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