Ngurrah-rah Youth Program

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Ngurrah-rah Youth Program

RRKAC is proud to have been appointed to deliver the Target 120 Program in Karratha to support at-risk youth. Coined as the Ngurrah-rah Youth Program by senior Robe River Kuruma members, the name in language reminds our young people that they will always belong to Country and to the community.

The Ngurrah-rah Youth Program supports young people aged between 10 and 14 who are at risk of becoming repeat offenders and becoming lost to the criminal justice system.

Through funding provided by the Department of Communities, RRKAC leads a multi-agency approach to address factors that can lead to the likelihood of offending, including substance abuse, poor attendance at school, lack of housing, family and domestic violence, trauma, and mental health issues.
Karratha is the fifteenth Target 120 site to be rolled out in Western Australia. Target 120 is proven to be extremely successful to date, with nearly half of all participants not having had any further contact with police since their commencement in the program.

The Program not only supports Robe River Kuruma people, but also the broader Aboriginal community of the Karratha area.

The Ngurrah-rah Program is run out of RRKAC Waba Mangan Community Hub.

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