Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Former Treasurer; Attorney General

    Confiscated crime cash helps victims and youth

    15/02/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • State Govt’s $1.76million in grants to tackle crime in WA communities
    Attorney General Christian Porter has announced grant offers of $1.76million to 14 local councils and not-for-profit groups in the latest round of the State Government’s criminal property confiscation grants program.

    Among those to benefit is the Subiaco Football Club, which has been offered $126,900 to set up a new program to keep young Aboriginal people in the northern suburbs away from crime, alcohol and drugs.

    The City of Cockburn has been offered the maximum possible $200,000 so it can trial a CCTV project at popular Coogee Beach, while the City of Vincent has been offered $181,984 to extend its CCTV network.

    In the Wheatbelt, the Community Development Foundation received $198,868 to keep local kids involved in sport and recreation and away from crime.

    The Bunbury Community Legal Centre has been offered $58,697 to help victims of crime obtain restraining orders and apply for criminal injuries compensation.

    In the Western Desert region, the Martu People have been offered $159,479 to deliver a school program which discourages youth crime and promotes positive interaction between young people and community elders.

    The criminal property confiscation 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 released to the applicants once they have met certain pre-conditions, including contributing in-kind support to the project they are going to run.

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