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In 2012, Minister for Crime Prevention, the Hon Andrew McIntosh MP, announced dedicated funding under the Community crime prevention program (CCPP) to provide grants to support projects that will help prevent violence against women and their children. This Koori Community Safety Grants Program (KCSGP) is a Koori-specific component of that wider grants program. The KCSGP will provide grant funding of $2.4 million to implement initiatives that prevent violence in Koori communities, in particular against Koori women and children.
The KCSGP will support innovative, community-based projects that seek to prevent violence before it occurs, or provide early intervention targeted at individuals/groups where there are strong signs that violence may occur. Projects considered for funding include those that:
Applicants are encouraged to deliver innovative initiatives that can assist in building a robust evidence base for prevention and early intervention approaches to violence. The Koori Justice Unit (KJU) is coordinating the KCSGP, which aligns with the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement's objective of addressing Koori over-representation in the criminal justice system, as well as improving access to justice-related services and promoting greater awareness of civil, legal and political rights.
Manager, Community Programs, Koori Justice Unit
Ph: (03) 8684 1745