- City of Melville video series campaign receives one of the highest awards at the World Safety Conference
A funny, engaging and informative set of crime prevention videos put together for young people in Melville, funded by the State Government, has won an international safety award.
The City of Melville received almost $100,000 from the Department of Justice's Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program in 2016 for the 'Safer Melville' program.
The council used the money to develop a series of short videos using stop-motion animation, which were played for local youth at risk when they socialised at the local community hub.
The videos cover issues chosen as areas of local concern by the WA Police Force, including graffiti tagging, stealing from cars, excessive drinking and home burglary.
The six videos can be viewed on the City of Melville's website.
Further information about the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program is available on the Department of Justice's website.
Comments attributed to Attorney General John Quigley:
"I congratulate the City of Melville on producing these videos and for receiving the 2018 International Safety Media Award in the 'campaign' category.
"The awards attract hundreds of entries from right across the globe and honour media campaigns with successful safety messages.
"This series of videos certainly get across the crime prevention and community safety messages they are intended to show.
"The City of Melville has done an outstanding job and is a worthy recipient of this accolade.
"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.
"This is a great example of how the grants program can be used to help fight criminal activity, tackle drug-related issues and help victims of crime in our community."
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