Diverge is aimed at supporting 13-21 year old young people who are known to police but not yet involved with the Youth Justice system. A young person may be at risk due to cautions from police, family members involved in crime, or identified by Police and Youth Justice Diversion as a good candidate for support. Diverge works to address the barriers contributing to young people engaging in at-risk or offending behaviours in the community and encourages them to engage in more positive connections within their communities. Located in Wodonga and Wangaratta, the Diverge Support Workers and Diverge Activities Worker support the young people to link in with education, training or employment pathways, address health, wellbeing and psychosocial issues, link in with key members of the community, and encourage relationships and positive peer interactions through activity based support. With strong engagement from the young person actively working to address these areas and work towards their goals identified in the program, the outcome can be an extremely positive change of trajectory for our young people’s lives. Please contact Junction and request to speak with the Re-engagement and Education Team Manager to obtain a referral form or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Our organisation welcomes Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) people.
We are a child safe organisation.