Hope Community Services manage Youth Bail Options Program (YBOP) houses in the Perth Metro, Midwest, Pilbara and Goldfields regions. The YBOP houses offer a structured and safe environment to young people aged between 10 and 17 years of age who have been placed on supervised bail by the magistrate, when a responsible adult could not be located. The program is designed to meet the individual needs of each young person, including daily activities planned in collaboration with the young person, day program worker and Youth Justice Services.
Physical and mental health, basic hygiene, education and life skills are priority areas and are the focus of the day programs in which the young participants are involved.
Hope’s YBOP staff always strive to foster a culturally appropriate and safe environment for the young people participating. Aboriginality is acknowledged and celebrated by staff members, who strive to create a culturally safe environment and to make the young people feel proud and strong in their own identity.