The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc. (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people's issues in Victoria. YACVic works for a Victoria where all young people are valued, have their rights recognised and are treated fairly and with respect.
YACVic is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with core funding provided by the Victorian Government. It’s governed by a volunteer board and run by paid staff. YACVic is a member-driven organisation – members can be individuals or organisations. Any young person who lives, studies or works in Victoria can become a member.
YACVic oversees a number of different programs and projects that support young people and people who work with them. It also carries out research and policy work on issues affecting young people in Victoria. And it can provide consultancy and training and professional development for organisations who involve or work with young people.
Check out all YACVic publications listed by policy area.
The Code of Ethical Practice – A First Step for the Victorian Youth Sector is based on a human rights framework and outlines a set of youth work principles and practice responsibilities. The document was developed through consultation with the youth sector and is an important first step towards an agreed framework for what constitutes safe, professional and ethical youth work practice.
Once you become a member, there are a number of ways you can get involved with YACVic. You can nominate yourself (or another member) to join YACVic’s:
Every year, there are also volunteer opportunities at YACVic.
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