Early Intervention Youth Boot Camp Program

This page has information for parents, family members, school groups, government agencies and community groups who are concerned about a child's behaviour.

The Early Intervention Youth Boot Camp program is available to young people aged 12 to 17 years old who are at risk of breaking the law.

About the boot camp program

The program helps young people to do all of the following:

  • become aware of the impact of their choices
  • change their attitude
  • learn behaviour management skills
  • deal with their alcohol or drug abuse issues
  • help their physical health and mental wellbeing
  • identify issues they have with their family
  • improve cultural connection and identity
  • connect young people and their families to services.

The programs are organised by Operation Flinders in partnership with YMCA Darwin (Darwin and Katherine), Relationships Australia (Alice Springs), and CatholicCare NT (Tennant Creek). 

How to refer a young person

To refer a young person, follow these steps:

Step 1. Read the early intervention youth boot camp referral criteria PDF (342.1 KB).

Step 2. Fill in the early intervention youth boot camp referral form:

Step 3. Email your referral form to NTmanager@operationflinders.org

For providers

For more information for providers and referral agencies, read the early intervention youth boot camp program guidelines PDF (1.9 MB).


Read an evaluation of the Northern Territory Early Intervention Youth Boot Camp Program 2015 PDF (3.3 MB).

Last updated: 05 August 2016

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