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Youth gangs project wins top public sector award.

» 07/07/2008, Posted by Site Admin


A Ministry of Social Development (MSD) project to reduce youth offending in South Auckland received the top accolade at the inaugural IPANZ Gen-i Public Sector Excellence Awards.

MSD and the Auckland Youth Support Network Group developed a 26-point Action Plan in mid-2006 to improve outcomes for young people and reduce youth offending in Counties Manukau and Otahuhu. The cross-government programme emphasised proactive intervention by police and social workers among at risk youth in schools and community centres.

The full list of Award finalists is at www.ipanzawards.org.nz.