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

    Legal help from proceeds of crime grants

    15/02/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • Young crime victims in regional areas provided legal information
    Attorney General Christian Porter has announced a grant offer of $43,900 to the Youth Legal Service (YLS) so it can work with youth service providers in regional areas to give young people who are victims of crime relevant and up-to-date legal information.

    In the latest round of the State Government’s criminal property confiscation grants program, 14 grants totalling $1.76million have been offered to local government and non-profit community groups.

    Mr Porter said the two-year Educating Those Accessing Youth project would help give young people living outside the metropolitan area better access to the information they needed about the legal system after having become victims of crime.

    “The YLS is to be funded to hold ‘train the trainer’ workshops for local groups in regional and remote areas which work directly with young people,” he said.

    “This is the best means to give the local groups the most recent and relevant information which they can then pass on to young victims of crime in their areas, from how the court system works to how to apply for criminal injuries compensation.”

    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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