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Team Street Safe receives $50,000

Funding announcement: national security minister Wayne Caines (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

More than $50,000 of funding has been assigned to an organisation fighting gang violence and antisocial behaviour.

Kimberly Jackson, managing director of Team Street Safe, said of the grant: “As we understand, it represents continuing funding for the programme.”

Ms Jackson said the lump sum would be put towards staffing and general operating costs.

Team Street Safe, she said, “has been the lead agency supporting with outreach and a pathway out of antisocial behaviours and gangs”.

To date, Ms Jackson said that 30 individuals had benefited from being provided with services through the organisation, including help with job preparedness and placement, emotional support, and developing exit strategies and planning — including relocation.

Wayne Caines, Minister of National Security, announced the funding at a press conference this month.

Mr Caines said that Team Street Safe had been “stabilised” with “much needed financial support”.