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Broadmeadows Community Youth Justice Alliance

Led by Banksia Gardens Community Services, the Broadmeadows Community Youth Justice Alliance (BCYJA) is an innovative program providing young people living in the Broadmeadows area access to holistic supports services.

Funded by the Department of Justice and Community Safety, the program is both a preventive and early-intervention measure to reduce criminal activity within our local community and also address the social challenges young people face.

Program eligibility

  • Resident of Broadmeadows or surrounding suburb
  • Aged between 10 – 24 years

Services provided

  • Individual Case Support – tailored towards the participant’s circumstances / needs
  • General mentoring and youth engagement
  • Specialist services such as counselling, medication, drug and alcohol, legal, employment and educational support
  • Engagement in various sporting and youth-specific activities
  • Access to various referral pathways and assistance with navigation of support services
  • Collaborative / holistic support to both young participants and their family

Partner agencies

The program is led by Banksia Gardens Community Services and includes partner agencies such as Jesuit Social Services, Headspace, Melbourne Victory, Northern Community Legal Centre, FMC Counselling and Family Mediation, Victoria Police, YSAS and various other agencies.

21PLUS Driving Program

21Plus is a driving program which has been established by Banksia Gardens Community Services to help young people who are experiencing barriers to obtain their licence. This program provides individuals with assistance with: 

– Applying for the required identity documents

– Form filling, logbook understanding etc

– Assistance with using computers for the online licence and hazard perception test

– Collaboration with legal services to offer guidance and support for those dealing with fines etc

And much more!



For more information, please contact Paul Atkinson.

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