The Rockingham PCYC in Emma Street (formerly Smythe St) Rockingham has been offering service to the community of Rockingham since 1972, and was extended in 1992.
Rockingham PCYC is also the home to the award-winning Weld to Life program, which is an intervention program focusing on young people who have committed an offence or are at risk of offending. Its aim is to reduce offending behaviour in the Rockingham/Kwinana area through engaging young people in an intensive work-ready training program that offers participants the chance to learn technical skills in a hands-on environment. Many participants are being referred to Rockingham PCYC and the Weld to Life program through the Juvenile Justice system.
In 1998, Rockingham PCYC built the first skate park of its kind in WA, aka the “Rocko Skate Park”. The skate park continues to be a popular place for young people of Rockingham.
About the PCYC
Established in Western Australia in 1941, The Federation of Western Australian Police and Community Youth Centres (PCYC) is a not-for-profit organisation that creates opportunities for young people in the community through the delivery of recreational and educational activities and programs. We operate in excess of 50 PCYC and Blue Light Centres throughout metropolitan and regional Western Australia, as well as two camp facilities.
PCYC is different to other organisations delivering youth services because of our relationship with the Western Australia Police. Police Officers work closely with our organisation, referring young offenders to life-changing programs run by PCYC, which plays an important role in early intervention and youth crime prevention.
Through the provision of life skills, intensive mentoring, diversionary programs and training we focus on ‘breaking the cycle’, to prepare those identified young people for gainful employment or re-entry into traditional education.