Youth Space is led by the YMCA as part of a consortium of organisations which include Berry Street, Baw Baw Latrobe Local Learning and Employment Network, Scouts Victoria, Quantum Support Services, Latrobe Youth Choices, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
, the Gathering Place, AGL Loy Yang, Centre for Multicultural Youth, National Disability Officer Programme and Gipps Sport.
As part of its $30 million Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage initiative, the Labor Government has selected Berry Street and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
(VACCA), as well as Melbourne City Mission (MCM), to further develop their innovative proposals, following a robust procurement process.
The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
will work in partnership with the First Nations Legal Research Services with support from the Koorie Heritage Trust to help identify the kinship networks of vulnerable Aboriginal children and support their reconnection with extended family.
We will continue to consult with care-leaver groups such as the Care Leavers Australasia Network, Berry Street, Open Place and Connecting Home; and Aboriginal advocacy groups such as the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
and the Woor-Dungin Criminal Record Discrimination Project.
A further $125,000 will go to Sexual Assault Support Services across Victoria, and to the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
to assist Aboriginal sexual assault survivors.
For example, a Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
program for children living away from home reported that a young mentee who had been at risk of dropping out of school early was now planning on continuing his education after being inspired by his mentors career as a paramedic.
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
Co-Operative Ltd, which will provide support for Aboriginal young people to engage with school, family and community, as well as access leadership opportunities.
Carer KaF is a collaboration between the Labor Government, Foster Care Association Victoria, Kinship Carers Victoria, Centre for Excellence, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
and the Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young Peoples Alliance.
$880,000 for the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
to enable the delivery of Section 18 services (which allows the Secretary of the department to authorise the principal officer an Aboriginal agency to undertake the powers and duties ordinarily undertaken by the Secretary in respect to Aboriginal children subject to a Childrens Court protection order
The plan was developed with Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
and Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.