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