$3.1m to help victims, combat drug use and crime

$3.1m to help victims, combat drug use and crime
  • Latest round of funding from Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program
  • Strong focus on indigenous initiatives

Family violence victims, the disabled, young people, the elderly and indigenous West Australians will benefit from more than $3.1 million being handed out to 21 organisations across the State for crime prevention and support initiatives.

Attorney General Michael Mischin today announced the latest round of funding awarded to local government and non-profit community groups under the State Government’s Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program.

Mr Mischin said there was a strong focus on indigenous people in this round, with one-third of the grants funding programs aimed at indigenous young people involved with drugs and alcohol, antisocial behaviour and criminal activity.

“Prevention and early intervention, reducing reoffending, preventing antisocial behaviour and addressing and reducing drug and alcohol-related crime by indigenous young people are key priorities for this Government,” he said.

“These programs have the potential to deliver significant benefits to each participant as well as reducing the social, emotional, cultural and economic impact of crime.”

The Attorney General said the remaining 14 grants supported a diverse range of community members, from people with disability to victims of family violence.

Grant recipients include:

  • $200,000 for the Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service to implement a new service model at the Wooree Miya refuge and offer more support to Aboriginal women and their children who are fleeing family violence
  • $200,000 for My Place Foundation to develop a training program which will identify risks relating to crime and abuse and develop safeguards for people with disability
  • $190,000 for The Humanitarian Group to provide legal support to victims of family violence in the culturally and linguistically diverse community across the State.

Fact File

  • The grants program allows local governments and non-profit community groups to apply for up to $200,000 seized under the State’s tough proceeds of crime laws to fight criminal activity, tackle drug-related issues and help victims of crime
  • The grants are provided to applicants once they have met certain pre-conditions, including contributing in-kind support to the project they are going to run
  • For more information, visit http://www.dotag.wa.gov.au/grants

Attorney General’s office – 6552 5600

 

Applicant Project Amount
Fairbridge Western Australia Inc Fairbridge ‘Karlup’ project

 

$162,697
Youth Futures WA Youth Needs Assessment Service

 

$181,250
City of Greater Geraldton The U-turn Project

 

$184,648
Youth Legal Service Violence Violates

 

$88,319
Alta-1 College Targeted Engagement Program

 

$130,000
JSW Training & Community Services

 

Peel Youth Engagement Service $173,030
Advocare Incorporated Elder Abuse eLearning Project

 

$96,169
Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service Wooree Miya Project Transition and Implementation

 

$200,000
City of Melville A Safer Melville

 

$97,130
Pat Thomas House Incorporated Futures Without Violence

 

$112,228
Women’s Health Care Association T/A Women’s Health and Family Services

 

The Making of Good Men and Women $200,000
Anglicare WA

 

Street Connect – Justice Support Program $150,389
Zonta House Refuge Association Incorporated Comorbidity and Crisis Accommodation $163,810
The Wirrpanda Foundation Deadly Brotha Boyz and Deadly Sista Girlz $133,334
angelhands Incorporated Gateway $93,800
My Place Foundation Inc Safeguards Project for People with Disability $200,000
Big hART Incorporated The Jawi/Tjaabi Project $139,126
WA Council on Addictions Incorporated T/A Cyrenian House Peer Support Plus Project $101,780
Centre for Advocacy Support and Education for Refugees operating as The Humanitarian Group The Family Violence Legal Outreach and Education Project $190,000
Ngurra Kujungka Incorporated Martu School Holiday Program $200,000
Tenancy WA Incorporated in partnership with Women’s Law Centre WA and Street Law Centre WA Women and Children’s Homelessness Intervention Project $200,000

 

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