- 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.
- 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
|Fairbridge Western Australia Inc|
Fairbridge 'Karlup' project
|Youth Futures WA|
Youth Needs Assessment Service
|City of Greater Geraldton|
The U-turn Project
|Youth Legal Service|
Targeted Engagement Program
JSW Training & Community Services
|Peel Youth Engagement Service||$173,030|
Elder Abuse eLearning Project
|Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service|
Wooree Miya Project Transition and Implementation
|City of Melville|
A Safer Melville
|Pat Thomas House Incorporated|
Futures Without Violence
Women's Health Care Association T/A Women's Health and Family Services
|The Making of Good Men and Women||$200,000|
|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|
|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|