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Inquiry into Building Resilience and Engagement for At-Risk Youth Through Sport and Culture


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:06 Apr 2016
Tabling date:15 Aug 2016
Deadline for submissions:16 May 2016
Date Ended:15 Aug 2016
Committee:Community Development and Justice Standing Committee (2013 - 2017)
House:Legislative Assembly
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:At a meeting on 6th April 2016, the Community Development and Justice Standing Committee resolved to inquire into and report on
Building Resilience and Engagement for At-Risk Youth Through Sport and Culture, The Inquiry will examine:

1. What works
2. Gaps in service delivery
3. Differences in metropolitan and regional access to programs
4. Challenges related to being Indigenous, female or from a culturally and linguistically diverse community

The Committee has agreed to the following definitions for terms used in this inquiry:

Youth – includes children aged 10 to 18 (consistent with the Department for Child Protection and Family Support’s At Risk Youth Strategy 2015-2018).

At risk – refers to young people at heightened risk of:
engaging in negative or dangerous behaviours, such as truancy, self-harm, anti-social behaviour, drug/alcohol abuse, juvenile offending, and disengaging from education, training or employment;
displaying poor social and communication skills, low self-esteem, emotional instability, suicidal intent;
being impacted by homelessness, social and/or economic disadvantage, social isolation, family and domestic violence, substance abuse in the home/peer group/community, family transience, unemployment.
These are considered to be behaviours which go beyond expectations of normal adolescent behaviour and experimentation.
(Definition drawn from Department for Child Protection and Family Support’s At Risk Youth Strategy 2015-2018, Department of Sport and Recreation Youth Engagement Scheme grant guidelines, McAtamney, A. and Morgan, A., Key issues in anti-social behaviour, Research in Practice No. 5, Australian Institute of Criminology, 2009.)

Sport – sport and recreational activities, including traditional competitive sport and social sport or physical recreation. The focus on engagement in this inquiry implies that the activities are organised in some way and involve others.

Culture – refers to a cultural activity (e.g. participating in arts activities related to music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literature) and also to a group’s identity (e.g. customs, traditions and values). The two definitions also overlap.

Engagement – for sport, engagement is concerned with participation, but not attendance at sports events (spectating); for culture, engagement includes attendance at cultural events/sites (e.g. festivals, museums).

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
11 May 201610:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Murdoch UniversityDr Peter Wright (Associate Professor of Arts, Education and Research Methods)
11 May 201611:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department for Sport and RecreationMr Ron Alexander (Director General) and Mr Graham Brimage (Director of Strategic Policy and Regional Services)
15 Jun 201610:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Edmund Rice CentreMs Christina Ward (Deputy Director) and Mr Joe Moniodis (Youth Pathways Coordinator)
15 Jun 201611:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Communicare IncMs Brittany Lance (Acting Coordinator Cultural Services), Ms Lauren Reid-Dornbusch (Get Active Project Officer)
22 Jun 201609:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Federation of Western Australian Police and Community Youth Centres (PCYC) and WA PoliceMr John Gillespie (Chief Executive Officer), Mr Gordon Musulin (Field Support Manager) and Mr Duane Bell (Assistant Commissioner)
22 Jun 201610:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department of Culture and ArtsMr Colin Walker (Director, Policy, Planning and Research)
29 Jun 201609:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2YACWA & Aboriginal Health Council of WAMr Ross Wortham (Chief Executive Officer) and Ms Lesley Nelson (Board Member)
29 Jun 201610:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2CANMs June Moorhouse (General Manager) and Ms Monica Kane (General Manager)
29 Jun 201611:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2The Wirrpanda FoundationMs Natasha Laden (Senior Contract Officer) and Mr Troy Cook (Manager, Health and Leadership Program)
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Ron Alexander (Director General, Department of Sport and Recreation) and Mr Graham Brimage (Director, Strategic Policy and Regional Services, Department of Sport and Recreation) on 11 May 2016
Evidence by.. Dr Peter Wright (Associate Professor, Arts and Education, Murdoch University) on 11 May 2016
Evidence by.. Ms Lauren Reid-Dornbusch (Get Active Project Officer, Communicare) and Mrs Brittany Lance (Acting Coordinator, Cultural Services, Communicare) on 15 Jun 2016
Evidence by.. Mrs Christina Ward (Deputy Director, Edmund Rice Centre) and Mr Joseph Moniodis (Youth Programs Coordinator, Edmund Rice Centre) on 15 Jun 2016
Evidence by.. Mr Colin Walker (Director, Policy, Planning and Research, Department of Culture and the Arts) on 22 Jun 2016
Evidence by.. Mr John Gillespie (Chief Executive Officer, WA PCYC), Mr Gordon Musulin (Field Support Manager, WA PCYC) and Mr Duane Bell (Assistant Commissioner, Judicial Services, Western Australia Police) on 22 Jun 2016
Evidence by.. Ms June Moorhouse (General Manager, Community Arts Network) and Ms Monica Kane (General Manager, Community Arts Network) on 29 Jun 2016
Evidence by.. Miss Natasha Laden (Senior Contract Officer, Wirrpanda Foundation) and Mr Troy Cook (Health and Leadership Manager, Wirrpanda Foundation) on 29 Jun 2016
Evidence by.. Mr Ross Wortham (Chief Executive Officer, Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia) and Mr Shaun Wyn-Jones (Policy Officer, Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia) on 29 Jun 2016
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
13 Cultivating promise - Building Resilience and Engagement for At-Risk Youth through Sport and Culture15 Aug 2016More...