Youth

Assistance for young entrepreneurs

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If you want to start your own business, we support different organisations that can give you guidance and support during this process.

Chrysalis Academy - Life skills training for young people

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The Department of Community Safety offers social crime prevention and life skills training for young people from disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape.

Finding South African Youth Organisations

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There are numerous organisations in South Africa working with Youth around a vast variety of topics. These organisations include non-profit organisations, faith-based organisations, government sponsored initiatives and community-based initiatives. To find out what organisations are active in your area, you can search the following online databases: National Youth Commission Database of South African Youth Organisations Umsobomvu Service Organisations Database

Help When a Child Has been Arrested

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WHAT IS THE CHILD JUSTICE ACT (CJA)?   Since 1 April 2010, children who committed crime are dealt with in terms of the Child Justice Act (CJA), instead of the normal criminal procedure which is used for adults. The aim of the CJA is to set up a child justice system specifically for children in conflict with the law.   WHO CLASSIFIES AS A CHILD?   According to the Child Justice Act (CJA), a child is someone who is under the age of 18 years.   

Interventions for Youth at Risk

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Youths at risk are learners who have problems such as drug and/or alcohol abuse or are in trouble with the law. Their emotional and/or behavioural problems are barriers to their learning and development.In the Western Cape, there are five levels of support to prevent or resolve such problems. The type of support and the restrictions that may be placed on the learner depend on the nature of the problem. Interventions include educational, therapeutic and/or residential support services.The five levels of support are:

Online Career Advice

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The National Youth Development Agency contains details on numerous career options and the study requirements for each. The information includes: a description of the career personal characteristics that match the career schooling required (including subject choice) tertiary education required potential employers useful sources of information on the career related career options bursary opportunities.  

Rehabilitation for Children and Adults in Conflict with the Law

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The provincial Department of Social Development, along with non-profit organisations, provide re-integration and after care services to children and adults in conflict with the law.  

What is Diversion?

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Diversion refers to diverting an accused child away from formal court procedures and towards a more constructive and positive solution. Diversion is based on the principles of restorative justice, which requires that offenders accept responsibility for the crime committed, make amends for their misdeeds and initiating a healing process for themselves, their families, the victims and the community.

What is NICRO?

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This note describes NICRO, the main provider of diversion services.