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Metro - Adelaide 'Youth Camp' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|Date:||28 August 2007|
|Sub Category:||Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|Location:||Metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia, Not specified|
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|The Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) was developed between Adelaide Indigenous Community and Federal, State and Local Governments on 28 August 2007.|
The SRA aims to prevent youth from entering the criminal justice system.
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 purpose of this SRA is to run a camp for males in years 7 and 8 who have not been involved in criminal activity, to encourage them to steer clear of it. This is based on a recognition that Indigenous people are over-represented in the criminal justice system and arises from a desire to end the cycle of inter-generational criminal behaviour. This is to be achieved by improving links between the community and the police, encouraging participants to consider the detrimental effect that a criminal record will have on their lives, and the promotion of self-awareness, social skills, responsibility, resilience, positive decision-making and a healthy lifestyle.
The Elder Miminis United Support (EMUS) Group will promote the camp, provide the venue and catering and members will attend the sessions before and after the camp. The EMUS Group is also seeking to establish a youth achievement programme with local councils. The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement will run a session at the camp. The Northern Metropolitan Aboriginal Council assisted with presentations from past participants to future participants. The Northern Carers Network is negotiating the inclusion of the Salisbury Police Aboriginal Network. Some community members will volunteer to attend the camp as supervisors, caterers and presenters.
Participants will attend sessions before, during and after the camp and undertake challenges on the camp (eg team exercises, bush walking). They must attend school. Their parents or guardians will attend the sessions before and after the camp with their children and consent to their attendance at the camp. Some parents are paying for their children to participate. Some children have their place on the camp subsidized for 'good' behaviour.
The Australian Government, through the Attorney-General's Department proposes to provide $3,000 for the cost of running the camp. The City of Salisbury also proposes to provide $2,000 for this purpose. The South Australian Government proposes to provide in-kind support through the running of the camp by the South Australian Police.
This funding is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement.
The South Australian Police are to report on the number in attendance at the non-camp sessions and the number of community volunteers.
Feedback is to be provided by the South Australian Police and the Northern Metropolitan Aboriginal Council Inc to the Adelaide ICC including details of the sessions run before, during and after the camp.
|Australian Government - Indigenous Portal (28 August 2007) Metro - Adelaide 'Youth Camp' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)|
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