MAAMBA Aboriginal Corporation 'Youth Development' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|Date: ||8 May 2007|
|Sub Category:||Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|State/Country:||Western Australia, Australia|
|MAAMBA Aboriginal Corporation is located in Cannington, a suburb in the south of Perth.|
|Payments:||Proposed contribution - Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ($46,750)Proposed contribution - Department of Employment and Workplace Relations ($56,000)Proposed contribution - Attorney General's Department ($50,000)Proposed contribution - Department of Health and Ageing ($125,625)|
|Subject Matter:||Health and Community Services | Youth|
|Summary Information: |
|The MAAMBA Aboriginal Corporation ‘Youth Development’ Shared Responsibility Agreement is an agreement between the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, the Attorney General’s Department, the Department of Health and Ageing and the MAAMBA Aboriginal Corporation ('MAC') for the expansion of the MAAMBA Aboriginal Corporation’s current activities to include:
the establishment of an early intervention/prevention service;
the establishment of a drug counselling program; and
an upgrade to existing physical facilities to accommodate diversionary programs.
Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between governments and Indigenous communities to provide discretionary funding in return for community obligations. The new arrangements developed from an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and replace the previous ATSIC system of funding. For more information see ‘Shared Responsibility Agreements’ below.
|Detailed Information: |
The SRA aims to move local indigenous young people towards a future in which they enjoy a positive childhood and transition to adulthood. A key aim is to link young people to families that are functional and resilient and have access to culturally appropriate services.
The Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has proposed a contribution of $46,750 to cover the set up and running costs for the establishment of an early intervention/prevention service focussing on indigenous youth. The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has proposed a contribution of $56,000 for the engagement of a consultant to assist MAC develop a business plan that will set clear strategic directions for the organisation; buy in technical expertise to develop a quality website; and engage a consultant to provide mentoring support for MAC’s leadership group over the establishment phase of the proposed new service.
For their part, MAC will:
‘coordinate a volunteer run conflict resolution service, bringing valuable cultural authority to underpin dealings with young people at risk and their families;
establish and implement an early intervention service;
establish and implement a drug counselling program;
identify and attempt to resolve any issues inhibiting indigenous people from fully engaging with the broad spectrum of mainstream support services that will be offered through an appropriately located family relationship centre;
coordinate the upgrade of its premises to provide an appropriate setting for the initiatives introduced under the SRA
develop a website to promote its services’.
Members of the MAC will undertake and complete governance training and provide voluntary labour for the upgrade of facilities as well as promote MAC’s facilities to young indigenous people and their families.
Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
The SRA provides for quarterly feedback from MAC on the number of referrals from Centrelink, and the increased number of indigenous youth accessing Reconnect Services, and reports by the Department of Corrections on the reduction in indigenous youth having adverse contact with the criminal justice system.
It also provides for quarterly meetings between MAC, FaCSIA, DEWR, DHS and AGD, as well as bi-annual reports provided to the ICC. |