The Geelong Project Prospectus: Service system reform for the prevention of youth homelessness and disengagement from education

The Geelong Project (TGP) is a ground breaking, ‘community of schools and youth services’ model of early intervention for young people at risk of disengaging with school, becoming homeless and entering the justice system.

It represents a unique partnership between schools and agencies who are committed to confronting and resolving long-standing issues of school disengagement, homelessness and offending in the Geelong community. It has been developed over a period of five years and is based on a solid body of Australian research in early intervention.

The partnership, led by Time for Youth with Barwon Youth, Swinburne University and Geelong Local Learning & Employment Network (LLEN), has involved direct contributions from agencies across homelessness, youth justice, family violence, mental health, disability, education and employment, recreation, cultural diversity and aboriginal services. TGP is supported by local governments including City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe, Surf Coast Shire and Golden Plains Shire and through G21 Geelong Regional Alliance.

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