Bert Williams Aboriginal Youth Services

The Bert Willams Aboriginal Youth Services (BWAYS) and is a service of and managed by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Limited (VACSAL).

BWAYS aims to deliver a proactive and preventative services to Koorie youth who reside and / or visit the North and West Metropolitan Region (NWMR) with the focus of reducing the over- representation within the youth justice system and their progress through the youth justice and homeless service system.

This is achieved by ensuring BWAYS    delivers appropriate responses to enable quality outcomes for Koorie youth who are homeless and / or are within the youth    justice system or at risk of entering the   system.

The Bert Williams Aboriginal Youth Services comprise of three streams of operations:

  • Aboriginal Youth Hostel Crisis/Homelessness Short Term Accommodation
  • Koorie Youth Justice Program (KYJP)
  • Early School Leavers Program (ESLP

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.