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 grants help homeless youth

    15/02/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • $200,000 grant to help homeless youth in the CBD
    Attorney General Christian Porter has announced a grant offer of $200,000 to Anglicare so it can help homeless young people to leave life on the streets and steer them away from crime.
     
    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 Anglicare had been offered the maximum allowed under the program to provide a year-long Street Connect outreach service to at-risk young people between 15 and 25-years-old who gathered in the Perth CBD.

    “The Street Connect team will use a modified bus, converted into a ‘youth friendly’ space, parked around the CBD while staff meet the young people, talk to them and refer them on to various services which might be able to help them,” he said.

    “They will also offer free or low-cost activities both inside and outside the CBD.”

    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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