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The Federal Government has announced almost $2 million to be confiscated from criminals that will be provided to Police and Community Youth Clubs (PCYCs) around Australia to help young people at risk of committing crime. The funding comes from the Proceeds of Crime Fund, which enables money confiscated under Commonwealth laws to be returned to the community to prevent and reduce crime across Australia.
The money has been awarded to 16 PCYCs and Blue Light organisations who will work in partnership with community groups around Australia.
'We're taking money from criminals and investing it in PCYCs across the country to help young people who are at risk of falling into a life of crime,' Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said. 'This funding will pay for things like anti-truancy programs to keep young people in school, outreach programs targeting youth crime hotspots, drug intervention programs and training programs to get them into jobs.'
Mr Clare made the announcement on the 9 March 2012 at Bridgewater PCYC with Member for Lyons Dick Adams. A list of the funded projects can be found in the Minister for Home Affairs' media release.
Source: Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Justice
House of Representatives
Canberra ACT 2600
Ph: (02) 6277 7290
Fax: (02) 6273 7098