City of Glen Eira Community Group of the Year 2017
The Jam Project 2018
Now Accepting Applications
Girl Application Forms -
Jewish girls entering Year 9 in 2018 can apply to be a participant. The Jam Project is run under the auspices of NCJWA (Vic). All information will remain private and confidential. The Jam Project's professional team will assess applications and advise those who have been successful applicants for 2018.
Buddy Application Forms -
Jewish women aged between 21-28 can apply to become a buddy for The Jam Project's teen mentoring program. The Jam Project is run under the auspices of NCJWA (Vic). All information will remain private and confidential. The Jam Project's professional team will assess applications and advise those who have been successful applicants for 2018.
Programs will resume:
Seniors: Tuesday and Wednesday
Bridge: Thursday 1 February
Multicultural and Multifaith Victoria supports our fellow Australians of African descent
A statement from the Coalition to Advance Multiculturalism
Victoria’s diverse faith and multicultural communities are extremely concerned and disappointed by the media reporting, unhelpful statements by politicians and public debate surrounding youth crime in Victoria, which appears to target and make scapegoats out of the Victorian African community, and the South Sudanese community in particular.
Our political leaders must understand that language is important and that we are all Australians. To protect the integrity of our multicultural society, communities must not be targeted for political ends, and politicians should communicate responsibly, to not victimize or alienate whole communities. Our leaders must stand up for the values which define our multicultural society not only when it is politically expedient.
No community should be held accountable for the actions of a few, and no community should become a target for racism, hate speech, intolerance and discrimination. Criminal behaviour, whether by individuals, gangs or groups of perpetrators must be appropriately addressed, including effective policing, bail laws, sentencing and parole procedures. The safety of our homes and streets should be a top priority for any community, and Victoria is no different.
We acknowledge that there is a youth crime problem, and congratulate Victoria Police for their work in crime prevention, securing our streets and in organising youth crime forums to address the breadth of issues which need tackling to prevent and reduce youth crime.
We support the Australian African community and their leaders’ work in dealing with this problem. We also call on the State and Commonwealth governments to provide financial assistance for programs to integrate newcomers to Australia with effective education, job training and community support. These programs have assisted new communities in the past and were highly successful, as many of our longer established immigrants and refugees can attest. Clearly, more needs to be done, but making one community a scapegoat is not acceptable in a free, inclusive and democratic society.
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