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Question Without Notice No. 274 asked in the Legislative Council on 2 April 2019 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 2 April 2019

JUVENILE OFFENDING — TARGET 120

274. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Community Services:

I refer to the McGowan Labor government's pre-election commitment known as Target 120 to get tough on youth crime.

(1) Can the minister advise on the current status of this election commitment?

(2) Where is this scheme currently being implemented and for how long has it been in force?

(3) What government and non-government agencies are involved in implementing Target 120 in these locations?

(4) Is data being collected on the scheme's effectiveness?

(5) If data is collected, are any results available on the scheme's effectiveness to date?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(2) Target 120 will operate in up to 12 sites across the state. In October 2018, Armadale and Bunbury commenced operation. From January 2019, community youth officers began working with young people and their families in these two sites. Further sites will be announced during 2019.

(3) I table the attached paper, which outlines the agencies involved.

[See paper 2547.]

(4) Yes.

(5) Results are not yet available as data is still being collated and evaluated.