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2002 Award winners

Announced by Senator the Hon. Christopher Ellison Minister for Justice and Customs and Senator for Western Australia on Thursday, 24 October 2002.

National winners

Four projects were selected as National Winners:

  • BADYAC Flexi School (Queensland)
    Award $10 000 and a Certificate of Merit
    The Flexi School was developed to provide young people, who were not attending any learning institute through choice, with a daytime program that offers social and education enrichment and promotes positive behaviours. A personal plan of achievement is developed for each individual and the goals of the individual are given intensive support. This project values young people and encourages them to develop their potentials so that they may make more appropriate life choices as participating members of the community.
  • CAR SAFE (South Australia)
    Award $10 000 and a Certificate of Merit
    The principal objective of the CAR SAFE project is to seek to reduce theft and illegal interference of motor vehicles from "hot spot" car parks by heightening public awareness to theft and illegal interference with motor vehicles in general, by deterring offenders through the implementation of situation crime prevention measures (particularly target hardening) and the development and installation of an economically viable motor vehicle anti theft device for vehicles manufactured between 1970 and 1990.
  • Project Samaritan (Tasmania)
    Award $10 000 and a Certificate of Merit
    Project Samaritan is a highly successful community policing strategy involving Police and Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) volunteers providing victims with crime prevention advice and support. Police provide burglary victims with an Information Kit containing information about victims of crime services, Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) and burglary prevention, warn victims about the possibility of repeat victimisation and deliver Neighbour Notification Cards to neighbours advising them of the burglary. NHW visit victims to provide support and offer additional crime prevention advice. .
  • HYPE (Western Australia)
    Award $10 000 and a Certificate of Merit
    The Hillary's Youth Project Enquiry (HYPE) is an interagency committee project which was formed to address concerns in relation to large congregations of young people engaging in antisocial behaviour during the summer break. HYPE workers establish credibility with young people, identify behaviours which are seen as causing issues and then inform young people of the consequences of their actions. Police and Security intervene only if young people continue to act in an inappropriate manner.

Five projects received an award of $5000 and a Certificate of Merit:

  • Family Violence Training Project (Australian Capital Territory)
    A three-day training package for all ACT Australian Federal Police sworn members and DPP prosecutors in the area of family violence and related ACT legislation and local policies and procedures under the inter-agency Family Violence Intervention Program. The project acts through improved policing of FV incidents, evidence gathering, preparation of briefs before the court and improved quality of information for protection purposes for the court.
  • Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) Hospital Protocols Project (Western Australia)
    The project assists WA Hospitals to develop site-specific Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) protocols; enhances local systems of coordination; develops an implementation/training program within hospitals on FDV protocols; provides resources to specific health care workers responding to FDV and promotes FDV as a health issue in newsletters distributed via WA health services, hospital displays etc.
  • Graffiti Action Plan (GAP) (Queensland)
    The GAP functions to reduce the opportunity for graffiti vandalism to be committed and alter motivating factors so that young people are diverted from continuing or entering into this type of criminality. Opportunities to commit graffiti related crime are minimised by increased surveillance within the community achieved by increasing awareness and providing opportunities for involvement in the program, a GAP information brochure, Legal Art workshops, Murals & City Image projects, Graffiti Busters Programs, advertising on local media and GIS-in schools project.
  • Tangentyere Night Patrol (Northern Territory)
    The Night Patrol service is at the forefront of efforts to reduce the impact of alcohol problems relating to social issues affecting the Central Australian Region. Patrols, which are staffed by aboriginal people, operate from 5.00pm-1.00am five nights per week and provide intervention, referral and support in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Police Schools Links Program (New South Wales)
    The program provides annual focus days for students from year 7 and 10 to undertake a series of crime prevention workshops. Local police, Youth Liaison Officers and community people, come into the school for the focus days which consists of a series of active workshops and videos as well as discussions and lectures. The students are encouraged to see the effects of crime on themselves and others; develop strategies for reporting crime and defining limits of toleration and build trusting relationships with the police.

Two Projects were selected for a 'Special' Award' for Major Technological Innovation and Design:

  • Virtual House (Victoria)
    Award $5000 and a Certificate of Merit
    An interactive computer program that allows visitors to "walk" through a typical suburban house where they will be supplied with basic safety and security tips. A printed survey result can be obtained and used to determine what safety and security measures need to be undertaken in the home. This document can be printed off and used as a reference for problems that have been identified. A property inventory form can also be printed to allow the user to catalogue his or her property and record relevant serial numbers.
  • SafeCity Urban Design Strategy (Western Australia)
    Award $3000 and a Certificate of Merit
    The Strategy is a publication that sets out Safety Objectives, Safety Principles and SafeCity Design Recommendations. The aim of the SafeCity Strategy is to prevent crime and design out the opportunity for crime to occur. It also promotes an on-going educational process to encourage consideration to be given to the spaces that are designed, thus making for safer surroundings.

Three projects received an award of $3000 and a Certificate of Merit:

  • Marion Entertainment Precinct Project (South Australia)
    This project brings together wide range of public and private sector representatives to address liquor related anti-social behaviour issues that emanate from Marion Entertainment Precinct. On a weekly basis, Police, security, Westfield (landlords), four licensees and the Council meet to discuss events from the previous weekend and explore opportunities to implement preventative strategies for the following weekend.
  • Trial of a Multifaceted Break and Enter Dwelling Crime Prevention Approach (South Australia)
    The project aimed to reduce the incidence of break and enter crime and to educate the community to reduce their vulnerability to break and enter crime. The crime problem was analysed and strategies were developed to address the situation. Strategies included letterbox drops about security, security related information for home owner-occupiers and landlords, offers of security auditing, promotion of security measures such as deadlocks, patio bolts on sliding doors and keyed window locks, monetary incentives to upgrade security, encouraging residents to watch neighbours homes and cars and upgrading street lighting.
  • Safe And Sound Safer Community Project (Tasmania)
    The project provides for crime prevention and community safety through the social development of the city and it's citizens. Specifically, the strategy aims to ensure people care for each other and act together to improve the lifestyle and environment by building a strong, safe and confident community. Four primary goals "Supporting and Strengthening all Members of the Community, Reducing Crime and Violence, Building Confidence in Public Space and Addressing Offending in Ways which are Effective for Both the Victim and Offender) have been identified to achieve this aim and over 100 strategies have been formulated.

Two projects received a combined award of $3000 and Certificates of Merit:

  • Tasmania Fire Service School Fire Education Program
    The program through a series of 2-4 30 minute lessons targets all primary school aged children in the State teaching them how to be safe with and around fire. An officer from the Tasmania Fire Service visits schools to present the Fire Safety Program which teaches children ways to avoid accidental fires and what to do in case of fire.
  • Juvenile Fire Lighter Intervention Program (Tasmania)
    The program aims to stop further incidences of fire lighting by making the children aware of the consequences of their actions. This is done by educating the child with a series of visits to the child's residence by a Tasmania Fire Service firefighter, who depending on the age of the child will deliver an education package to the child using personal experiences, videos and printed material to gain the trust of the child and to attempt to change their future behaviour. The visits are usually conducted over a period of 2-8 weeks.

Twenty seven projects were awarded $2,000 and a Certificate of Merit:

  • ACT Schools as Communities (SACs) (Australian Capital Territory)
    The Schools as Communities program works with local communities to encourage them to identify and take responsibility for issues which arise in the local area. The focus of the program is on improving social and educational outcomes for at risk children and young people by creating strong and effective working relationships between families, communities and their schools.
  • "Don't Get Spiked" - The Manly Spiked Drinks Awareness Campaign (New South Wales) The primary objective of the campaign was to reduce the health risks and harm associated with the crime of 'spiking' drinks in licensed venues in the Manly Central Business District as well as raising awareness of young women and men by using a convenience strategy (i.e. posters in toilets of venues). As a result twenty young local people volunteered to become trained peer support helpers and attended licensed venues and youth events to survey patrons and promote protective behaviours.
  • Clarence Plains School Holiday Program (Tasmania)
    The project aims to provide an opportunity for children aged between 5 and 12 years to attend regular structured activities. The program also offers volunteers a chance to learn new skills, develop positive relationships with others within their community and achieve overall feelings of positive self-esteem.
  • Dorrigo High School Anti-Bullying and Harassment Program (New South Wales)
    The program reduces the incidence of bullying and harassment between years 7-12. Elements include initial acknowledgement of a problem; a committee of students, staff and parents to seek solutions; promotion of positives through newsletters, assemblies, encouragement awards etc.; ongoing programs of seminars and speakers addressing associated issues; support systems for students experiencing difficulty; a strong discipline system and introducing anti-bullying measures into the curriculum.
  • Creative Times (New South Wales)
    The project provides individual and group work programs for children between 7 and 13 years with behavioural and emotional challenges. Based on an after school play based structure, groupwork is provided for 12 months of the year. The program has a prevention and intervention focus and seeks to engage families traditionally restrained from seeking mainstream intervention.
  • Nightrider/Nightcare Project (New South Wales)
    The project provides a management presence in the early hours of the morning to deter crime and anti-social behaviour. Nightcare is a series of free food stations sited strategically around the city which is staffed by volunteers from local churches and community organisations and Nightrider is a free bus service which transports patrons around the city between venues on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • R Program (New South Wales)
    The project has been designed specifically for inmates to create an awareness of victims' issues and their relationship with offenders. By focusing on past attitudes, violence, desensitisation, responsibility, choices and blame, inmates are able to look at why they are in the prison system and take responsibility for past choices they have made which has lead to them committing the offences which resulted in their incarceration.
  • Spiked Drinks Awareness and Training Project (Queensland)
    Addresses the problem of drink spiking and associated problems such as sexual assault, rape, and violent assault in the Whitsunday area. The project provides an informative awareness brochure, radio talk shows, training of licensed premises management and staff, security staff, hospital and police personnel in developing responses to suspected or actual drink spiking and created awareness of the dangers and harm that may result from such unlawful activity.
  • Sisters Inside Inc Women's Transition Program (Queensland)
    A transitions support worker provides intensive support for women in prison and their families pre and post release. This support may include counselling, practical assistance and linking to other projects at Sisters Inside or other community organisations. Sisters Inside recognises the need to respond to a woman's need for inner healing, the need to maintain family links and also a range of functional issues (legal, medical etc).
  • Walk Away Cool Down Campaign (Queensland)
    The aim of the campaign is to significantly reduce the incidence of domestic violence in the Far Northern Region in Queensland. It provides an effective strategy in the form of a slogan and accompanying material for potential offenders to use to identify alternatives to violence when dealing with problem situations. The program aims to assist the victims by providing the perpetrator with an alternative coping mechanism of walking away and cooling down rather than funnelling their aggression into an act of violence.
  • Gold Coast Domestic Violence Integrated Response (Queensland)
    The project is an effective multi-agency approach to domestic violence on the Gold Coast. It aims to provide coordinated, appropriate and consistent responses to domestic violence and strives to enhance victims' safety, reduce secondary victimisation and decrease the incidents of domestic violence by holding perpetrators accountable for their behaviours. Responses include providing information to victims (welfare, counselling, medical and legal), challenging perpetrators of domestic violence, a court mandated program and development of protocols across agencies.
  • Schools Outreach Program (Queensland)
    The Schools Outreach Program provides a whole of school approach toward eliminating sexual violence against young women by providing counselling and support services to assist them on their path to healing. Community education sessions for young people are also held throughout the school year on a variety of topics together with training and education for school personnel in the area of sexual violence.
  • Chill out Zone (Queensland)
    The Chill Out Zone is a mobile immediate care centre situated in the nightclub precinct of Surfers Paradise on Friday and Saturday nights from midnight to 5.00am. The Chill Out Zone provides immediate care to persons affected by alcohol and/or other drugs; offers first aid to individuals injured through assaults or accidents; provides safe and supervised chill out space and information and water.
  • A Young Mermaid's Guide to Planet Earth (South Australia)
    A peer education, community arts and health promotion program that addresses issues affecting young people's well being with a focus on violence and mental health issues. Peer educators work in partnership with community health/development workers and community art workers to create performances, printed resources and workshops that facilitate discussion, debate and education with other young people in school and other community settings.
  • Adelaide Campus Life - Personal Development Camps to Outback NT (South Australia)
    The project is for 'at risk' 10-15 year olds who participate in a 14 day 4WD bush camp to Alice Springs. Participants learn life skills including relationship skills, decision-making, teamwork and communication skills. They also learn a sense of belonging and community and receive support when things are tough at home or school. These factors equip and encourage young people to remain within the education system and the change in attitude enable young people to work with the community rather than against it.
  • Police in Schools Program - Elizabeth College (Tasmania)
    The College employs the services of a Community Police Officer on campus for 4 hours a day during the school term. The officer works as an integral part of the student services and behavioural management teams. The police officer keeps a watching presence within the grounds of the College as well as taking an active role in a variety pf learning activities such as lectures, excursions, sporting activities and presentations. Other objectives include the promotion of crime prevention, assistance concerning peer pressure and policing issues and increased awareness of legal issues.
  • Frankston Transit Interchange Safety Initiative (Victoria)
    In order to address the concerns of significant fear among residents near the Frankston Train Station, the Community Safety Management Team carried out a package of initiatives. The primary aim of the project is to improve perceptions of safety though the improvement of the area including better attention to cleanliness, playing of relaxing music and introduction of artworks.
  • Tabaret Supervised Taxi Rank (Victoria)
    The rank was established in response to high levels of reported anti-social behaviour. Two crowd controllers have been employed to supervise taxi patrons between the hours of 2am and 6am on Sunday mornings. The controller's role is to ensure that the crowds remain orderly and report any incidents that are escalating in severity to the police.
  • South Eastern Centre Against Sexual assault Website (Victoria)
    The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault created a website as opposed to producing information in written form because of the opportunity of reaching a greater number of people. It encourages people to take an active and assertive stance on their situation and demonstrates that they are not alone in their experience. The website allows for an increased service to be delivered to target areas which traditionally under-utilise sexual assault services.
  • Secure Seniors Program (Victoria)
    The project works in partnership with older people (senior clubs and individuals), Victoria Police, Country Fire Authority, service clubs, health and community agencies and local government to ensure a safe, secure environment for older residents.
  • Rushworth Community House Shed Program (Victoria)
    The program is targeted at young people who have left school early or who are having difficulty at school. The program provides an alternative form of education in a youth environment. It fosters life skills, personal development and mentoring in an informal way through daily activities of the program. The program runs 2 days per week and offers a wide range of activities around mechanics, steel construction and spray painting.
  • Eyes on the Street (Victoria)
    The 'Eyes on the Street' Program is a community safety initiative which aims to make homes and streets safer for everyone. The program provides information to the City of Greater Dandenong and Victoria Police to improve safety and crime programs and to enable effective responses to local safety and security issues in local neighbourhoods. The Home & Street Safety Tool Kit drives the 'Eyes on the Street' program and encourages people to make contact with council to express their concerns around safety and security issues.
  • Email Crime Alerts Network (Western Australia)
    The Email Crime Alerts Service utilises existing email and database software to relay police crime alerts and appeals for information to community members. When an event or serious offence occurs, details are relayed from the local police station to the City of South Perth Safer City Officer who emails the Crime Alert to members in a particular sector/area as a bulk email broadcast. Users are encouraged to phone or email local Police if they notice any matters of interest pertaining to the alert. Police then analyse the information and deploy resources as necessary.
  • Youth Skills Training Program (Western Australia)
    The service offers a range of supports through the primary provision of a vocational/educational program to young people between the ages of 12-18 years who are offending or at risk of offending. Assistance to the young person is provided to facilitate options that will link them into mainstream services and community support networks. By creating a realistic work environment, the participants are equipped with skills of real value and participants are also assisted with literacy and numeracy skills as needed.
  • SCHOOLIES WEEK 2001 (Western Australia)
    Dunsborough is a major popular tourist destination and is one of the most favoured destinations each year for young people to celebrate end of year examinations. As a result of previous violent and anti social behaviour a Dunsborough Schoolies Advisory Committee was convened to implement realistic and workable strategies to create a safe and secure community for the residents, visitors and students during school leaver celebrations.
  • The 'Step-Up' Project (Western Australia)
    The concept of "Step-Up" is that young males need a supportive environment in which to successfully make the transition from primary school into high school. The project provides a variety of recreational and educational activities focused on confidence building, completing tasks, listening and problem solving. The program comprises 6 half-day sessions over six weeks in term 1 and 7 full-day sessions over seven weeks and a 3-day camp in term 2.
  • Yamatji Family Violence Prevention Unit (Western Australia)
    The Service is for victims of family and domestic violence. The Service provides legal advice and representation, assistance with Restraining Orders and Family Court Matters, court support, counselling, advocacy, referrals and a 24 hour crisis line.

Twenty four projects were awarded Certificates of Merit:

  • Drug House Project (New South Wales)
    The project resulted in the development of legislation for the Police Powers (Drug Premises) Act 2001. It was directed at reducing the escalating drug related crime and drug house operations in New South Wales. The focus of the project was to identify new initiatives to address deficiencies in legislation and police response to dismantle drug syndicates and drug distribution using fortified drug houses.
  • Safer Towns and Cities Housebreaking Reduction Program (New South Wales)
    The aim of the Housebreaking Reduction Project was to introduce a number of housebreaking reduction strategies as part of the standard police response to reported break and enter incidents. The interventions to be included were: conduct of security assessments of all residences broken into in the participating Local Area Commands during 1999; follow-up of security assessments with a victim support package; informing immediate neighbours of the break in; increasing the fingerprint team attendance rate; target hardening of repeat victims' residences and; the conduct of a public education campaign about housebreaking reduction strategies.
  • Kids and DV Project (New South Wales)
    Therapeutic support groups for children who have experienced domestic violence and a parallel group for non-abusive carers, using an interagency model. Children learn from a series of video vignettes based on puppet characters that their experiences of violence in their homes is not unique, lessening their feelings of isolation and that violence is not acceptable in any form. It also shows that they are not responsible for the violence, lessening their feelings of self-blame.
  • Crime and Violence Prevention Through Responsible Behaviour and Positive Lifestyle Choices (New South Wales)
    A 2-day, in-school program which takes students through a wide range of proactive welfare programs. The aim is to raise student awareness and equip them with positive decision making skills which raises self-esteem and helps them to become responsible adults who are more likely to contribute in a positive way to society. In the course of their schooling all students will have engaged in programs which focus on peer pressures and the right to say no.
  • A Circle of Friends (New South Wales)
    A two pronged approach to student welfare, safety and discipline- intervention and prevention. The main elements of the program are Circle Time, Golden Time and Bubble Time. During Circle Time, students discuss issues in class with peers offering advice and support. Golden Time is earned by achieving behaviour and learning goals and Bubble Time provides an opportunity to discuss matters privately with teachers. Other programs include Parliamentary Circle (year 6 students input into the school's future), Mediation Circle (year 5 students conflict resolution training) and Buddy Circle (year 4 students as kindergarten buddies).
  • Northern Territory Police Juvenile Pre-Court Diversion Scheme (Northern Territory)
    The aim of the Juvenile Pre-Court Diversion Scheme is to divert juveniles away from the formal justice system and the Courts. The Diversion Scheme provides for different types of response to juvenile offending. These include verbal and written warnings, family conferences, victim offender conferencing, conditions (including work for the victim, repair damage, written apology, restitution), formal or informal community-based programs (including alcohol, drug and substance abuse programs) and prosecution.
  • Queensland Rail (QR) & Queensland Police Service (QPS) Partnership in Railway Security Management (Queensland)
    The partnership represents a strategic alliance designed to manage both the real and perceived levels of antisocial behaviour across the Queensland Rail statewide network. The project is managed jointly by teams from both organisation who work within a single Security Coordination Centre and provide joint policy and strategy development to effect the security operations for the rail network at large.
  • Australia's CEO Challenge (Queensland)
    The program is based on brokering and supporting partnerships between a business organisation and a community organisation involved in dealing with violence against women and children. The venture supports the community organisation's activities through financial support, 'in kind' services and voluntary work by employees; provides the business partner with advice and expertise on domestic violence issues to educate the oraganisation and its employees; provides both partners with the benefits that flow from a partnership approach.
  • "Be Aware... take care" (Queensland)
    The aim of this program is to maximise personal security/public safety and minimise harm through injury or loss within the QUT community. This is achieved by highlighting the individual's own responsibility for recognising potential dangers to themselves and avoiding such situations before they occur. This includes considered decision making and taking precautions to avoid the deliberate actions of others which could cause bodily injury, loss of property, loss of dignity and fear of crime.
  • Bribie Island Seniors Computing Club (Queensland)
    The project teaches seniors how to use computers by providing tutorial workshops, special interest group meetings, monthly meetings, web sites, publications and newsletters. It provides a series of safe meeting places for elderly people who are often living alone and also promotes safety and crime prevention strategies. Training in internet security, scam avoidance and safe computing practices is also provided.
  • Logan City Safety Camera Project (Queensland)
    The Logan City Safety Camera Project aims to identify geographical locations around Logan City which may be suitable sites for use of fixed, mobile or portable camera systems. Closed circuit television (CCTV) is used in conjunction with traditional crime prevention techniques to create a strong community-based nexus of public safety. There are three main goals of the camera safety system: safety enhancement, crime reduction and greater police involvement.
  • Watch Your Drink (Queensland)
    "Watch Your Drink" is a multi-level awareness and education program designed to increase public awareness of drink spiking and drug facilitated sexual assault; increase public awareness of support services available; identify and promote safe strategies to high risk populations (socially active women, men and young people); and provide specific training to first responders and those who may be able to observe, intervene and prevent this crime occurring (e.g. club management and staff, police, youth workers etc)
  • Don't Get Spiked Campaign (South Australia)
    The program promotes awareness of the dangers of drink spiking and the need for vigilance in ensuring that drinks are not spiked. It raises the awareness of young people and community members to the potential dangers by providing information and follow-up services after incidents.
  • Workplace Bullying and Harassment Management and Prevention Programme (South Australia)
    A bullying and harassment policy program that places the direct responsibility of preventing and eradicating abusive behaviours on managers and supervisors. Managers and supervisors assist in resolving informal complaints using mediation techniques and conduct investigations into formal complaints.
  • Bush Watch Western District Committee (Tasmania)
    Bush watch is a crime prevention initiative that attempts to reduce crime in rural areas by raising community awareness of the need to report unusual or suspicious activity and vandalism in the bush to the police, using the Crime Stoppers number. Bush Watch aims to heighten awareness of offences against flora and fauna such as illegal taking of protected flora and fauna.
  • PeaceBuilders Project (Tasmania)
    PeaceBuilders aims to teach students and their families to work in pro-social and non-violent ways. It provides staff with strategies that are relevant to the school to assist children with the development of social skills. Activities include role play, use of fictions texts and peace circles. Praise of each other is encouraged and empathy towards other is promoted.
  • Making the Streets Safe - George Street, Launceston (Tasmania)
    The project is a major urban design upgrade to George Street which arose out of pressure from all parts of the community to address the issues of violence, anti-social acts and petty crime in George Street and the surrounding laneways. The project is based around multi functional co-operation, rather than making crime prevention and public safety the arena of one organisation. Solutions included a mix of good design in streetscape, increased policing, a change in traditional characteristics and improved street lighting.
  • Melbourne City Licensing Forum (Victoria)
    Melbourne City Licensing Forum acknowledges the important role of licensed premises in ensuring a safe city and the need to more fully address licensing issues across the Melbourne CBD. The Forum provides venue management with access to information sessions addressing issues such as responsible service of alcohol, crowd control security, patron management and behaviour expectations, management of illicit drug related issues, legal liability for licensees, noise management for nightclubs, training to minimise sexual harassment and management Nightclub Bus Tours bookings.
  • Manningham Neighbourhood Safety Strategy (Victoria)
    The Manningham City Council has initiated and integrated a series of programs under the Neighbourhood Safety Strategy to preserve, protect and enhance community features, facilities and services to promote community health and quality of life within the Council's neighbourhoods. It has been achieved by the implementation of a Graffiti reduction strategy, graffiti removal program, vandal watch program, electronic trafficalm program and a police vehicle loan program.
  • 'No Single Answer' The Moreland Community Safe Plan 2001 - 2004 (Victoria)
    Moreland City Council and its partners have sought to improve community safety and crime prevention in Moreland. The Plan presents directions in the areas of road safety, injury prevention, drugs and alcohol and crime prevention. The Plan develops appropriate responses for key priority areas and emerging issues such as residential burglary, theft of motorcars, property damage, assault, illegal brothels, second hand dealers, theft of bicycles, deception, public transport safety and perceptions of crime.
  • Solving the Jigsaw - Changing the Culture of Violence (Victoria)
    A school based project that seeks to change the 'culture of violence' and build a 'culture of well being'. The project forms long term partnerships with schools to integrate early intervention and prevention programs targeted at improving resilience, belonging and connectedness through group and individual work, professional development, facilitator training and school policy development.
  • The Victims of Stalking Program (Victoria)
    The primary purpose of the project is to enhance the personal safety and emotional well-being of individuals whose lives are compromised by stalking and harassment. This is achieved via two approaches: 1) individually-customised strategies which are designed to enhance the victim's security and reduce the unwanted intrusions in their lives; 2) psychological counselling and support to reduce the victim's emotional distress and, as far as possible, restore their vocational, social and psychological functioning to pre-harassment levels. Methods used include early intervention, community awareness and education initiatives.
  • The City of Gosnells, SafeCity Initiative (Western Australia)
    The SafeCity Initiative is a comprehensive community based crime prevention program with many sub-elements. Each of these work towards a particular aspect of crime prevention but encompasses the overall ethos of the program of community responsibility and involvement. The Initiative consists of a number of diversionary programmes for young people, an anti-graffiti campaign, seniors programmes, community based development, community initiative awards, community liaison officers, urban design space syntax study and community development framework.
  • New Living (Western Australia)
    The aim is to redevelop older public housing estates to create more attractive living environments, by reducing the Department's rental premises and encouraging home ownership. In partnership with developers and local authorities, the project refurbishes dwellings for sale and retention; redesigns parks, upgrades lighting, and uses Safe City designs to assist in reducing crime.

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