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PIVOT: Helping young people in contact with the justice system

This is a youth crime prevention program that supports young people between 10-23 years who have had repeated contact with the justice system as serious or recidivist offenders.

PIVOT helps young people learn new skills, reconnect with education or access employment, build relationships and generate meaningful connections within the community.

Participants join this program voluntarily. We work with them for 12 months to address the underlying causes of their offending behaviour through case management, tailored support plans and mentoring to link them and their families to prosocial activities that address criminogenic needs.

PIVOT provides young people a space where they can actually have their say, personalising its assertive outreach support to their unique needs, circumstances and goals.

TaskForce runs the PIVOT program in the cities of Casey, Greater Dandenong, Frankston and Mornington Peninsula as part of the YSAS-led consortium.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 10 – 23 years of age
  • Residing in Casey, City Greater Dandenong, Frankston or Mornington Peninsula
  • Current or likely recidivist offender
  • Frequent contact with statutory services (Victoria Police, Youth Justice, Community Correctional Services and/or Child Protection)
  • Multiple risk factors
  • Referrals have to come through Victoria Police, Youth Justice or Community Correctional Services.

Want to find out more?


Via Victoria Police or Corrections.

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