Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Former Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests

    Domestic violence projects benefit from grants

    11/08/2016 9:00 AM
    • $147,585 awarded in community crime prevention grants
    • More than $70,000 targeted towards domestic violence projects

    Domestic violence programs are a focus in the latest round of the Liberal National Government's crime prevention grants totalling $147,585.


    Deputy Premier and Police Minister Liza Harvey said nine community organisations and local governments would receive grants for projects that had significant crime prevention benefits.


    "This round of grants is focused on projects that help women overcome domestic violence through education, self-defence and legal advice," Ms Harvey said.


    The Minister said the Zonta House Refuge grant would fund education workshops designed to empower and educate women who had experienced family and domestic violence and rebuild their self-esteem, emotional resilience and self-confidence.


    "Zonta's new Keep Safe Program will also be funded, which includes several self-defence classes for women and children to defend themselves from violent attacks," she said.  "WA Police will provide information about safety in the home and family lawyers will explain the rules around violence restraining orders."


    The successful applicants were:


    Angelhands IncLIFE Program$15,992
    City of GosnellsSeniors Home Safety Audit and Awareness$  9,400
    Floreat Uniting ChurchDerby Positive Futures$18,292
    Laverton Local Drug Action GroupBarbecue trailer$14,832
    Mission AustraliaCarnarvon Family and Domestic Violence Victim Support$25,000
    Shire of MurraySocial EYEs$  9,569
    Torchbearers for Legacy in WAPersonal Alarms and Home Security$25,000
    Western Australian Family Violence Prevention Legal ServiceOchre Ribbon Round$  4,500
    Zonta House RefugePositive Pathways Education Workshops$25,000


    Fact File

    • The total annual crime prevention grants pool is $1.05 million
    • Grants go towards crime prevention initiatives to improve community safety

    Deputy Premier and Police Minister's office - 6552 5900


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