Work with youth snares awards for Kensington PCYC


Kensington Youth Crime Intervention Officers Steve Hemingway and Ian Abercromby receiving the Recognised YCIO Award from WA PCYC board member Sue Gordon.
Kensington Youth Crime Intervention Officers Steve Hemingway and Ian Abercromby receiving the Recognised YCIO Award from WA PCYC board member Sue Gordon.

The Kensington Police and Community Youth Centre picked up a number of awards at the annual WA PCYC Awards on June 30.

The centre’s Drive to the Future program was the recipient of the Youth Program of Excellence Award (Metropolitan) for its work to give prolific priority offenders the opportunity to achieve their motor vehicle licence and it reaches in excess of 80 participants per month.

Kensington Youth Crime Intervention Officers Ian Abercromby and Steve Hemingway received the YCIO Contribution Award for their dedication and support to youth attending the centre.

In the Partnership Award category, the Town of Victoria Park and the Town of Victoria Park Men’s Shed, received High Recognition Awards for their support in helping Kensington PCYC develop and deliver programs and activities.

Both organisations have played an important part in helping Kensington PCYC make a difference in young people’s lives within the community.

Centre Manager Amanda Dow said that the awards were well deserved, as the recipients all played an important part in engaging community members and young people through activities and programs.

“We are all working towards a common goal and without the support, dedication, knowledge and encouragement of our dedicated staff, volunteers and supporters we would not be here today,” she said.