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Djugarargyn Aboriginal Community 'Promoting Functional and Resilient Families' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|Date:||19 June 2007|
|Sub Category:||Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|Location:||Djugarargyn, Western Australia, Australia|
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|Djugarargyn is located 155 kilometres north of Broome, on the Dampier Peninsula.|
|Subject Matter:||Collaboration / Partnership | Health and Community Services | Youth|
|The Djugarargyn Aboriginal Corporation 'Promoting Functional and Resilient Families' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) was agreed between the Djugarargyn Indigenous Community, the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA) and the Djugarargyn Aboriginal Corporation on 19 June 2007. The SRA aims to provide greater opportunities for treatment of youth at risk, and in particular young women at risk.|
Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between governments and Indigenous communities to provide discretionary funding in return for community obligations. The new arrangements developed from an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and replace the previous ATSIC system of funding. For more information see 'Shared Responsibility Agreement' below.
The SRA notes that there has been a recent spate of youth suicides, and that the Djugarargyn community does not have discreet, culturally appropriate mental health services in its proximity. Young people with severe mental health problems are often referred to Perth or Darwin for medical intervention. This SRA will provide:
1. Diversionary/life skills program;
2. Youth camp/leadership development program; and
3. Emergency accommodation support program.
The community will:
The Australian Government, through FaCSIA, will provide $46,000 for the purchase and construction of two eco tents to use for the youth camps. The Djugarargyn Aboriginal Corporation will also contribute $3000 towards the cost of these tents.
|Australian Government (19 June 2007) SRA and RPA Portal - Djugarargyn Aboriginal Corporation 'Promoting Functional and Resilient Families'|
|Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)|
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