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Holiday program reduces crime over summer 

With limited activities for young people in Bourke over the hot summer months, community members have consistently observed a sharp increase in youth offending during the summer period each year. This summer was different.

This year a partnership was formed between  the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Maranguka, Bourke Shire Council and Youth Off The Streets to run a Summer Holiday Program – and the results have been extremely promising. The rates of malicious damage and domestic violence in Bourke were the lowest they have been in five years.

Posted: 9 March 2016

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