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

    Proceeds of crime grant benefits youth

    15/02/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • $100,000 to engage Vic Park’s young offenders in positive community projects
    Attorney General Christian Porter has announced a grant offer of $100,017 to edventures WA so it can teach young offenders new skills and engage them in positive community improvement projects in Victoria Park.

    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 ‘Shake My Place’ community safety and crime prevention project would link youth at risk between 12 and 17-years-old with an edventures mentor who would help them get back into education, training and employment.

    “The young people will also be encouraged to engage positively with the local community by devising and then creating community beautifying projects which will benefit and enhance the wider environment,” he said.

    “Examples could include building pergolas for communal buildings or establishing sustainable community gardens.

    “As well as community engagement, the young people will be able to take part in educational workshops on topics including drug and alcohol abuse; legal rights and responsibilities; and self-confidence and resilience.”

    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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