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Question Without Notice No. 131 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 March 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

ROEBOURNE POLICE AND COMMUNITY YOUTH CENTRE — PROGRAMS

131. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the media release on 27 February 2019 by the Minister for Police entitled ''Groundbreaking PCYC program providing a safe space in Roebourne'', which states that a variety of programs would be offered to at-risk young people aged eight to 15 years from Roebourne and other communities in groups of about 65 at a time.

(1) Will individuals who have a history of displaying harmful sexual behaviours be able to participate in these programs?

(2) If yes to (1), will their victims be able to attend the same program?

(3) If yes to (2), what measures will be put in place to manage this situation?

(4) If no to (1), how will the programs ensure that this does not happen?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of this question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.

(1)–(4) As an independent not-for-profit organisation, the Federation of Western Australia Police and Community Youth Centres is responsible for the process undertaken for approval of participants into its programs.