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Aims:
  • CRYPAR was designed as a whole-of-government initiative which aimed to assist young people who are risk of developing criminal and self-harming tendencies and anti-social behaviour.
  • To achieve this, the program brought together the Queensland Police Service, Queensland Government, and non-government agencies to assist youth in the community who were most at risk.

Evaluation of "Coordinated Response to Young People at Risk" (CRYPAR)

The Coordinated Response to Young People at Risk Program (CRYPAR) was initiated by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in 2006 in the North Brisbane and Pine Rivers Policing Districts, and later expanded to include Logan and Rockhampton. It recognised that mainstream policing approaches - with their focus on criminal offenders and victims - did not adequately support ‘at risk’ youth in the community. The original CRYPAR faxback referral program was subsumed into Support Link in 2010, which has allowed for a more efficient and accountable e-referrals process. The joining of CRYPAR and Support Link took place as the assessment of CRYPAR was underway, but because the programs had the same intent and overall methodology from the outset, a number of the findings refer to both programs. In fact, the Support Link program improved upon many of the features of the original CRYPAR model, not least by changing from a paper-based to an electronic referrals system. This has significantly simplified the process for police officers and agencies alike and made it easier to track data.

At the time that data were supplied for the analysis, more than 1200 young people had been referred through the CRYPAR system from Metropolitan North, Logan, and Rockhampton police regions. Following data analysis, a final evaluation report was submitted to QPS at the end of 2011.

Project Value: 
$181 562.00
Funding: 
Queensland Police Service
Partners: 
Queensland Police Service
Date: 
2010 to 2011
Time status: 
Complete
Contact: 
Professor Lorraine Mazerolle (l.mazerolle@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • CRYPAR was designed as a whole-of-government initiative which aimed to assist young people who are risk of developing criminal and self-harming tendencies and anti-social behaviour.
  • To achieve this, the program brought together the Queensland Police Service, Queensland Government, and non-government agencies to assist youth in the community who were most at risk.
Program/Affiliation: 
Type: 
Randomized Field
Qualitative
Keywords: 
Youth
Crime control
Resilience
Number: 
ISSR030048