24hr staffing for children and young people aged 12-17 years.
Taldumande Youth Services works in partnership with the Bail Assistance Line (BAL) who are funded by Youth Justice NSW to take referrals for children and young people 12– 17 years held inappropriately in custody, and in need of crisis accommodation.
The Bail Assistance Line is set up to assist NSW Police to find accommodation for children and young people who have come into contact with the law but have not committed a crime that warrants detention at the time of arrest.
Generally, there will be a maximum 28 day placement and the child or young person is supported during this time to transition to more appropriate longer term accommodation, or to return to home if legally able to do so, and there are no other safety concerns preventing this.
Case management and youth work support. Advocacy and referral pathways for individual needs (e.g. TAFE, job network provider, Centrelink, psychological services, healthcare, drug & alcohol supports, NDIS, etc). Family and relationship support. Culturally and linguistically diverse service provision. Internal pathways for further housing or advocacy and referrals to external accommodation services, exit planning. recreation activities, access to transport and brokerage.
Fees are covered by Taldumande Youth Services, Youth Justice NSW and the Bail Assistance Line.
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Many of our programs fall outside government funding, which means we rely on money raised from individuals and organisations to continue our vital work.