Youth Advocate Program Evaluation

The Youth Advocate Program (YAP) is a unique person-centred program, provided by Life Without Barriers (LWB), which aims to achieve successful transition to independent, supported living or to birth family for vulnerable and at-risk young people. The approach connects the young person leaving out of home care or the juvenile justice system in Australia with 'Youth Advocates' who work with the individual for up to 15 hours a week for 6-9 months, assisting their transition, and supporting them to achieve other goals associated with their transition.

The Social Policy Research Centre evaluated the outcomes of this program to assess its effectiveness in achieving objectives, and to inform the ongoing outcome measures required to ensure the program can be evaluated effectively in the future, and determine benefits to a broader cohort of young people outside of LWB.

Funding Agency

Life without Barriers

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