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This report contributes to a more comprehensive approach to understanding and meeting the training needs of youth AOD workers in responding to Family Violence in Victoria.

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Victoria's high youth reoffending rate should be tackled by providing back-up for "overwhelmed" outreach workers, according to sector advocates.

Statistics show that while the overall number of young offenders is dropping, a small group is continuing to commit serious crimes.

The Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) is one of the state's largest employers of youth workers specialising in substance abuse and early intervention.

Thank you to all workers and young people for participating in ThYNC 2016.

We reached 850 completed forms!   

The census reveals the scale of the drug and alcohol problems affecting young Victorians.

Senior Researcher Dr Karen Hallam said of the 850 young people surveyed between the ages of 14 and 26 who had engaged with alcohol and drug services, almost half were dependent on cannabis and about 11 per cent on alcohol.

 A little snapshot of 850 young people:

The Statewide Youth Needs Census (SYNC) identified the needs and characteristics of young people registered as clients of specialist youth AOD treatment services in Victoria. The study was conducted by YSAS in partnership with Turning Point and Victorian youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services.

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