Police Programs

PCYC is unique among youth organisations because it is the only one which is a partnership between the community and the NSW Police Force.

We work with the NSW Police Force youth command work to counter the impact of juvenile offending.

Our Police youth case managers’ approach has proven results and contributes towards reducing reoffending rates by 60 to 70 per cent.

Programs have to incorporate education relevant to the crime category on which the officers are focusing. An example of that would be a break and enter program: the education component could include a presentation from insurance companies on the impact of break and enters, a presentation from a victim, and discussion on crime statistics and dealing with the volume of what’s occurring in that area to help educate young people on the impact of their actions.



RISEUP is a new strategy developed by the NSW Police Commissioner, connecting disengaged young people to workplace opportunities.

RISEUP incorporates job ready programs, mentoring and vocational training for at risk youth aged between 15 and 18 to build their engagement with education, employment opportunities and the community. The initiative aims to partner with employers across NSW to create meaningful workplace opportunities for young people who’ve embraced positive change in their lives.

The foundations of the initiative focus on early intervention to prevent and disrupt crime. It is a collaborative approach with Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) NSW and industry leaders to achieve positive outcomes for young people and divert them from the criminal justice system.

RISEUP incorporates a suite of programs which operate state-wide in partnership with PCYC NSW and encompass a range of strategies including early intervention, developmental crime prevention, positive relationships, support networking, functional numeracy, literacy, nutrition and behavioural workshops.  They all include a job-ready component and link young people with employers.

To refer a young person to any of these programs, email this FORM to youthref@police.nsw.gov.au . Alternatively visit the RISEUP website for more information.

You can download the full 2019 program schedule here.

Fit For Work is a program designed to holistically address a young person’s disengagement from their family, education and employment opportunities, to help reduce and prevent their involvement in anti-social behaviour and/or crime. This will ultimately lead to increased employment opportunities for a cohort that traditionally is reflected in high unemployment statistics. Aimed at youth aged 15-17 years.
Fit For Life is an early intervention program designed to engage youth ages 10 to 17 who are at risk of poor choices and anti-social behaviour. Through physical fitness, nutrition and social engagement, Fit For Life aims to improve overall wellbeing as well as prevent and divert youth from offending behaviours. Contact your local club to find out more.
Fit For Change is a program tailored to address the core principals of risk, need and responsivity. This intervention program will address the seven major risk/need factors in order to reduce and prevent re-offending. Aimed at youth aged 12-17 years.
Fit For Home is a program designed to break the cycle of domestic and family violence, and develop the skills young people need to treat their partners, family and friends with respect. Fit For Home aims to change attitudes and behaviour through trust, respect, acceptance, responsibility and accountability. Aimed at youth aged 12-17 years.
Fit To Strive is an early intervention program designed to prevent and reduce re-offending, and build good citizens. All activities in the program will aim at decreasing risk factors in an effort to reduce long-term involvement in the criminal justice system. The program will not focus on a specific crime category but address the root of offending behaviour looking at decision making, values, problem solving and resilience. Aimed at youth aged 8-13 years.
Fit To Learn is a program designed to re-engage disengaged youth into the education system, allowing them to further develop intellectual and social skills. The program encourages participants to explore their strengths in building respectful relationships within the school environment whilst also developing emotional intelligence skills preparing them for future employment. Aimed at youth aged 14-17 years.
Fit Together is a co-designed program developed with each local community to prevent and reduce reoffending, as well as encourage positive relationships between local Police and the Aboriginal community. Fit Together aims to instil confidence, increase self-esteem and help Aboriginal youth reach their full potential. Aimed at youth aged 10-17 years.
Fit For Service is a program designed to assist young people with a keen interest in pursuing a career in Policing, defence and/or emergency services. Fit For Service will engage participants with the help of mentors from a number of difference services, as well as providing a pathway into these careers/industries. Aimed at youth aged 15-24 years.