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A central aim of each LLEN is to develop local education and training
initiatives for 15 -19 year olds, which may include new programs, or
packages developed in response to the specific needs and priorities LLENs
identifies in their local community.

Target group: Young people aged 15-19 years
Coverage: Metropolitan, rural and regional communities across Victoria
Timeframe: 2001-2004
Responsible Agency: Department of Education and Training
Managed Individual Pathways Initiative

This initiative involves:developing effective Network and Partnerships delivering support as Managed Individual Pathways providing ready access to a range of learning opportunities which
recognize the needs of the young person as identified within the Pathways Plan
Target group: Students aged 15 - 19 years (mainly Year 10 -12 students)
Coverage: State wide in government schools, TAFE and ACE sectors
Timeframe: 2001-2003
Responsible Agency: Department of Education and Training

Regional Youth Committees

These committees, in existence since 1994, provide advice to the Minister
for Youth Affairs and the Director, Office for Youth on youth related
matters within a particular region.
Target group: Young people aged 12 - 25 years; youth service providers
Coverage: State wide
Timeframe: Ongoing
Responsible Agency: Office for Youth, Department of Education and Training

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Youth Pathways Program

This program provides funding to deliver training to at-risk young people
and provide support to assist the young person to remain in the training.
Target group: Young people aged 15 - 17 years who have left school, have
not completed Year 12, are eligible for the Youth Allowance and are not
employed are priorities of this program
Coverage: TAFE Institutes and ACE organisations State wide
Timeframe: 2001 - 2002
Responsible Agency: The Office of Training and Tertiary Education,
Department of Education and Training

Koori Youth Group

This program provides a youth centre for Koori youth to meet, participate
in activities and learn new skills and positive behaviours with mentors to
support them.
Target group: Young Aboriginal people aged 11 - 25 years
Coverage: La Trobe Valley (Morwell, Traralgon, Moe, Churchill)
Timeframe: Ongoing
Responsible Agency: Indigenous Issues Unit, Portfolio Planning,
Department of Justice

Bridging the Gap

This initiative aims to assist exiting prisoners by providing
transitional support for high risk and high needs younger prisoners with
significant substance abuse issues.
Target group: Young people aged 17-30 years exiting prison with
identified reintegration needs.
Coverage: Metropolitan Melbourne.
Timeframe: This two year pilot program commenced in April 2001
Responsible Agency: Office of the Correctional Services Commissioner,
Department of Justice

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