26 September 2023

Police to deliver for youth

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The NSW Police Force is continuing its commitment to vulnerable and ‘at-risk’ youth by preparing and delivering welfare packages to young people and their families following the suspension of youth services during the COVID-19 crisis.

Capability, Performance and Youth Commander with the police, Assistant Commissioner Paul Pisanos said the initiative demonstrated the positive bond between police and youth across the State.

“Our officers work tirelessly to build strong relationships with young people in the local community and provide them with the guidance, support and skills to make positive life choices,” Assistant Commissioner Pisanos said.

“We know this is a very difficult time for all Australians with essential services out of play – and this includes our at-risk youth who rely on the services and support that police and the Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) provide,” he said.

“The welfare packages…are just one way for our officers to remind these kids that police are always here to help, no matter what.”

Assistant Commissioner Pisanos said each of the welfare packages were compiled by NSW Police Force Youth Case Managers and School Liaison Police and contained a combination of food items and hygiene products.

He said all 64 PCYC clubs across the State had been closed under the current COVID-19 restrictions.

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