WACT delivers support services, career planning and mentoring for youth that is aimed at achieving their educational and employment goals.
Our Specialist Māori Cultural Assessment Services aim to improve outcomes for Māori offenders by connecting them with their cultural links and whānau networks to motivate them to address re-offending.
Our Tikanga Maori Motivational programmes are delivered on a marae and are designed to improve offenders’ motivation to understand their offending and increase their interest in engaging with other cultural interventions that reduce their likelihood of re-offending.
Our Tiaki Tangata Service supports and mentors Māori Offenders in Prison and on probation with:
Employment, Training and Accommodation to ensure successful reintegration into local communities.
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is a government agency that serves and connects people, communities and government to build safe and prosperous communities. Their investment is in the Youth Worker Training Scheme, which is provided to see the training and development of Youth Workers in the Central North Island (CNI). Through this partnership and delivery of this service by WACT the outcome is a level of improved competence and professionalism in youth work practice.