YACVic welcomes the release of the Victorian Government’s 2016 Youth Policy. This document makes substantial commitments to increase meaningful engagement between government and young people, and to support new and innovative youth-based research.

The policy is accompanied by valuable new funding for youth workers to support vulnerable young people. In our response, YACVic discusses how best to optimise the Victorian Government’s approach to youth engagement and research, and the importance of appropriate resourcing, planning and strategic engagement with the youth sector.