RAAG has assisted with road safety advice for this project, and made a donation of $5000 for a second hand late model vehicle to enable the PCYC [BTC] Learner driver/Mentor program to commence and on the road.

Executive Committee – Terms and Reference

Date: 15 August 2013

Braking the Cycle (BTC) is a Learner Driver Mentor Program (LDMP) developed by the Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA) through the support of the State and Federal Governments. The program has formed partnerships with community organisations and Job Service Providers to allow opportunities for both Learners and Mentors.

The intent of the program is to provide disadvantaged youth with the opportunity to obtain their driving licence through the support of a volunteer mentor network. The focus is to deliver a service that will “enable” young persons to develop a core life and work skill that will support further opportunities in the workplace, training, and education environments.

By getting a licence the program aims to empower young people to break the cycle of welfare, unemployment, and anti-social behaviour, thereby reducing the burden on our communities of crime and young people being involved in serious traffic crash incidents.

RAAG has assisted with road safety advice for this project, and made a donation of $5000 for a second hand late model vehicle to enable the PCYC [BTC] Learner driver/Mentor program to commence and on the road.

QPCYWA has the responsibility for final decision making and implementation of the Braking the Cycle Program. The Executive Committee will be responsible for the overarching recommendations for the implementation of the program across the State. The executive committee will provide strategic recommendations to ensure the program is delivered in an efficient and effective manner. The Executive committee will meet twice annually (Sept and Feb) and will be provided with up to date information and statistics on the progress of the program, to ensure value for investment.

The Braking the Cycle Executive Committee has 4 aims:

  1. Provide strategic advice on the development and implementation of current plans
  2. Work collaboratively to drive long term sustainability and access to high needs communities
  3. Ensure links are established and maintained with community, government and corporate partners to maximize program investment
  4. Interpret program data to ensure the program provides value for money on investment

The executive committee is comprised of authorities in the transport, employment, research, indigenous and community sectors.

  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
  • Queensland Police Service (QPS)
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR)
  • Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRSQ)
  • Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC)
  • Department of Education Training and Employment (DETE)
  • Department of Communities
  • Dept Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs (DATSIMA)
  • Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ)
  • Offer recommendations for development of sustainability strategies
  • Evaluate and monitor the Braking the Cycle Operational Plan
  • Offer recommendations on expanding QLD Braking the Cycle market place and associated partners
  • Provide interpretation on the impact and progress of QLD Braking the Cycle initiatives and plans
  • Collaborate on strategies for program implementation to improve integration, effectiveness and efficiency of program delivery.
  • Establish a coordinated approach across government, industry, corporate and community agencies to improve employment opportunities for young persons and reduce road and traffic related incidents in young drivers.

Standing Guidelines

  • The ‘Steering Committee’ shall meet as arranged by the Business Development Manager
  • Notations of each meeting shall be kept and distributed for comment by the Business Development Manager.
  • Agreed actions will be completed within set timelines and reported to the Steering Committee as requested.

All correspondence for the Braking the Cycle Steering Committee can be forwarded to:

Mr. Lachlan Sherrington

Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association

PCYC Jacaranda Avenue

Logan Central  QLD  4114