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Halls Creek Pilot Program – Grants to benefit victims of crime, combat drug use and fight crime

Acting Attorney General Alannah MacTiernan

13 not-for-profit community groups to share in $2.13 million in funding Local governments and not-for-profit groups can apply for grants of up to $200,000 to prevent or reduce drug-related crime, support victims of crime or to aid law enforcement Criminal Property Confiscation grants are funded by money and property seized under the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000

Acting Attorney General Alannah MacTiernan has announced the outcomes of the latest round of funding awarded under the State Government’s Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program, administered by the Department of Justice.

Thirteen grant offers totalling $2.13 million will be made to not-for-profit community groups to run projects supporting victims of crime and reducing offending, substance misuse and crime across Western Australia.

Recipients from this funding round include:

The Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors, which will receive $199,009 to put into effect a range of prevention and protection strategies to reduce and address the incidence of family and domestic violence in at-risk culturally and linguistically diverse refugee communities;

The Wunan Foundation, which will receive $200,000 to establish and pilot an early intervention and preventative initiative aimed at achieving positive outcomes for young people aged 10 to 18 in Halls Creek through practical support in education, training, personal and life skills development;

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The Stephen Michael Foundation, which will also receive $200,000 to reduce youth crime in Meekatharra, Narrogin, Kojonup and Carnarvon by directly addressing anti-social behaviour, truancy, drug and alcohol abuse with sports, nutrition, school to work and driver education activities in collaboration with stakeholders, service providers and community members.

The full list of the successful applicants in this round is attached. More information about the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program is available on the Department of Justice’s website.

Acting Attorney General Alannah MacTiernan said:
“Since the inaugural funding round in 2003, the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program has made available funds totalling more than $45 million to eligible organisations.

“To date, this program has awarded funds to 297 projects over 13 funding rounds.

“There was an overwhelming response to this round with 47 applications from incorporated not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities seeking funding for a range of projects in both regional and metropolitan WA.

“I find it particularly fitting that money and other assets the State has seized from convicted criminals are used to fund key services which benefit the community, including victims of crime.

“I congratulate all of the successful grant recipients in this latest round and offer my best wishes for successful projects.”

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