Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Former Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

    $3.1m to help victims, combat drug use and crime

    22/05/2016 6:00 AM
    • 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.

    Fact File

    • 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

    Violence Violates


    Alta-1 College

    Targeted Engagement Program



    JSW Training & Community Services


    Peel Youth Engagement Service$173,030
    Advocare Incorporated

    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

    Anglicare WA


    Street Connect - Justice Support Program$150,389
    Zonta House Refuge Association IncorporatedComorbidity and Crisis Accommodation$163,810
    The Wirrpanda FoundationDeadly Brotha Boyz and Deadly Sista Girlz$133,334
    angelhands IncorporatedGateway$93,800
    My Place Foundation IncSafeguards Project for People with Disability$200,000
    Big hART IncorporatedThe Jawi/Tjaabi Project$139,126
    WA Council on Addictions Incorporated T/A Cyrenian HousePeer Support Plus Project$101,780
    Centre for Advocacy Support and Education for Refugees operating as The Humanitarian GroupThe Family Violence Legal Outreach and Education Project$190,000
    Ngurra Kujungka IncorporatedMartu School Holiday Program$200,000
    Tenancy WA Incorporated in partnership with Women's Law Centre WA and Street Law Centre WAWomen and Children's Homelessness Intervention Project$200,000