Riverina Police District will be the seventh region in the state to have a 'Youth on Track' early intervention program for juvenile offenders.
NSW Families Minister Gareth Ward said the scheme for children aged 10 to 17 will be delivered by Mission Australia from July 1.
"Research shows young people who come into contact with the criminal justice system at a very young age are the most likely to offend for a longer time and at a greater frequency and most likely to receive a custodial order," Mr Ward said.
"Young offenders who receive targeted, individualised intervention, like Youth on Track, to address the underlying causes of their involvement in crime, are less likely to continue offending into adulthood."
In a separate move, Wagga City Council is establishing its own crime prevention working group with a designated chair for a resident aged 25 years or younger.
In 2017, 55 per cent of Wagga's break and enter offences were committed by people aged under 18, according to Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research data provided to the council.
According to government reports, approximately 70 per cent of young people who participated have either stabilised or reduced their contact with police since the start of the scheme in 2013.
Almost half of participants showed significant improvement in connection with education and their community after just three months.
Wagga MP Joe McGirr welcomed the Government's focus on early intervention.
"We should be doing everything we can to address juvenile crime in our communities. I look forward to working with the State Government to achieve great outcomes for young people in our community," Dr McGirr said.
Cootamundra MP Steph Cooke said the scheme was an investment in regional communities.
"I'm thrilled to welcome Mission Australia to the electorate to deliver Youth On Track, a program which throws the one-size-fits-all approach out the window, providing targeted and innovative interventions to help get young offenders back on the right path," Ms Cooke said.