As a partner, PCYC encourages and fosters the relationship between Crime Stoppers and our local youth, promoting our anonymous reporting service through its network of centres and social media.
PCYC provides a brighter future for young people through direction, development and opportunity.
Established in Western Australia in 1941, the Federation of Western Australian Police and Community Youth Centres (WA PCYC) is a not-for-profit organisation that creates opportunities for young people through the delivery of two broad youth services – development (intervention) programs and recreational activities.
Over 50 PCYC Centres and Blue Light Units operate throughout metropolitan and regional Western Australia, as well as one recreational camp facility.
Offering young people the opportunity to participate in healthy and safe recreational activities has always been a strong foundation of WA PCYC’s service to the community.
Around 360,000 attendances are recorded at WA PCYC and Blue Light activities each year, at more than 130 activities and programs throughout the state and assisted by 400 volunteers.
WA PCYC is different to other organisations delivering youth services because of its partnership with the Western Australia Police. Police Officers work with the organisation, referring young offenders and youth-at-risk to its programs, which plays a significant role in early intervention and crime prevention.
"Crime Stoppers WA has been and continues to be an important service to our community contributing to safer and secure communities through the prevention and detection of crimes, and acts of terrorism that continue to threaten our state and nation.
The partnership with Crime Stoppers WA, and Neighbourhood Watch, represents a tripartite approach and opportunity to build and strengthen a crime prevention approach across Western Australia to reduce safety fears and allow us to enjoy our daily way of life."
John Gillespie, WA PCYC CEO.