Release date: Tue 7 December 2010
Last updated: Wed 13 February 2013
Schools and Youth
Victoria Police is committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of young people throughout the state.
Growing up is challenging!
Young people generally feel overwhelmed by the pressures placed on them by different groups within society. Friends and family particularly, have expectations that often conflict.
Everyday, police see the impact that this has on young people. It is a responsibility of police to take positive steps to address some of the problems Victoria's youth face in society.
Child and Youth Strategy 2009-13
Young people continue to be over represented in crime statistics, as both offenders and victims of crime in Victoria. There also is a disproportionate involvement of young people in serious collisions on our roads in comparison to the rest of our community.
The Victoria Police Child and Youth Strategy 2009 - 2013 will provide Victoria Police members with a framework to identify, develop and apply activities regarding young people for the coming four years.
Youth Resource Officer
The Youth Resource Officer program is a policing youth framework that increases the capacity of police to deal with police and youth issues; meeting the needs of modern policing, operational police, the local community and government.
Youth Resource Officers are assigned to Local Government Areas.
Specifically, the youth programs developed by Victoria Police encourage them to engage in positive social interaction. The activities are safe, as well as drug and alcohol-free.
Victoria Police Youth Corps (VPYC)
Victoria Police Youth Leadership Program (VLP)
For more information on the local community youth programs currently being run by Victoria Police, please contact your local police station.
Victoria Police Student Resource Page
The student resource page provides links to information on news and campaigns, crime statistics, school visits, work experience and placements and more.