ReBoot is a program for young people, between 15 and 17 years old, who have a history of two or more offences within the youth justice system. We tailor our case management service to help young people identify their goals and develop the skills to achieve them. We take a strengths-based approach to assessing challenges, thought processed and risky behaviours. We also work closely with the young person’s family, social networks and within their cultural context to ensure they are thoroughly supported.
Young people engage with the ReBoot program for 6 – 12 months, until they achieve the goals in their personal care plan. Common goals include returning to school or other study, finding work, avoiding reoffending and connecting with family, community and culture.
ReBoot is delivered in collaboration with RedCross. Young people also have the opportunity to attend a wilderness camp with Operation Flinders.
The ReBoot program has made significant difference to young people who have completed it. Participants experience:
- A reduction in self-reported offending and anti-social behaviour,
- Improved education and employment prospects,
- Improved health and wellbeing,
- Increased engagement in pro-social activities,
- Increased competency and decision making abilities,
- Increased support and access to services.