A link between youth truancy and crime is driving a two-week police patrol throughout the Auckland region to engage those not attending school. The patrols aim to reduce crime rates and identify children who require additional support.
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A major police operation will see officers across Tāmaki Makaurau engaging young people not attending school or alternative education in an attempt to reduce crime. Over the next two weeks, police will be patrolling a number of locations where youths are known to congregate during school hours.
The Rock On programme, which stands for Reduce Our Community Kids Offending Now
The CEO of the Ōtara Boards' Forum is outraged the area's truancy contract has been given to two organisations outside of Ōtara.