Briefing our partners on Safe, Thriving and Connected: Generational Change for Children and Families

Many of the attendees had contributed to the Royal Commission and provided advice and guidance to the Northern Territory Government on implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission. This input was influential in shaping the Northern Territory Government’s record investment into fixing the broken systems, contributing $229.6 Million to support Generational Change for Children and Families.

Some of the key programs of the reform include:

  • $71.4 Million to replace Don Dale and Alice Springs Youth Detention Centres
  • $2.8 Million over four years to improve care and protection practice
  • $5.4 Million over four years to transform out-of-home care
  • $9.9 Million over four years to divert young people from crime and stop future offending
  • $22.9 Million over five years to improve youth detention operations and reduce recidivism
  • $8.9 Million over four years to empower local decision making and community led reform

Ken Davies, Chair of the Children and Families Standing Committee outlined the level of commitment and involvement required from all levels of Government (including the Commonwealth Government), service sector and community to achieve the changes that local communities need and deserve.

Further forums have taken place in Katherine, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek throughout May.