The Olabud Doogethu Project, Shire of Halls Creek, Western Australia

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‘Olabud Doogethu’ is a Kriol phrase that translates as “everyone together”. The Olabud Doogethu Project simply aims to achieve that outcome for all young people from the diverse range of communities that comprise the Shire of Halls Creek, through engaging local families and communities to provide the support and the environment, for their young people to thrive and experience meaningful and fulfilling lives.

The Olabud Doogethu Project seeks to focus on actions that simultaneously builds local community cohesion, capacity, leadership and infrastructure; tackles Indigenous disadvantage; and creates local juvenile justice support opportunities that focus on diversion, rehabilitation and community based early intervention. It adopts the A.B.C.D. place-based approach of community development and capacity building to create safer communities.