Life To The Max Whanganui is a social work practise-based Police Youth Development Programme. It’s formation started in 1999 after a group of people from the Whanganui community became concerned about the increasing rate of youth offending locally.
This group identified the need for a preventive “Youth At Risk” initiative. Key people, directly involved in working with youth and their welfare, from both government and community organisations, formed the Life To The Max Trust.
With local Whanganui Police support of accommodation and resources and a designated Police Youth Aid Liaison Officer, Life To The Max Whanganui has worked with children and young people and their families/whanau since 2001.