The MDYCPS facilitated the provision of high quality youth crime prevention strategies.
These strategies were developed and implemented by engaging with young people who were at risk of offending or already offending in order to support positive behaviours and meaningful emgagement with their family and their community, and discourage further offending behaviours. Madec successfully operated the MDYCPS from 2002 until 2012 when Madec implemented the Mackay and District Youth Connect Panel.
The establishment of the Mackay and District Youth Crime Prevention Service (MDYCPS) resulted from a proposal to the Department of Families (now Department of Communities) from the community of the Whitsunday, Hinterland and Mackay, Bowen region following the closure of the Youth and Community Combined Action (YACCA) program in Mackay. In partnership with Mackay Youth Connections a community consultation was held in 2002 to discuss the development of youth crime prevention model for the region. MADEC has successfully operated the following model of the MDYCPS since its establishment.
The model of the MDYCPS is aimed at removing "activities based" programs delivered by a sole organisation for a specific target group of young people, and developing collaborative community responses for young people aged between 10-25 years, with a particular emphasis on young people at risk of offending, young offenders and re-offenders.
MADEC is a community business which aims to develop people and communities by providing training and services for Industry, Youth at Risk, and People with Disabilities.