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Three national projects to win Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards

Media Release

13 October 2003

Three valuable new community-based programs aimed at reducing crime and violence will win $10,000 national prizes at the annual Crime and Violence Prevention Awards this week in Canberra.

The Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison, will present the awards at Parliament House tomorrow.

The winning national projects, from Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria, target family violence prevention, crime in older public housing estates and crime and antisocial behaviour among at-risk Indigenous youth.

A further 33 projects will share $101,000 and 22 projects will receive Certificates of Merit.

The Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards reward projects involving local government initiatives, ethnic communities, Indigenous communities, rural communities, violence against women, and drug and alcohol-related violence among other categories.

What: Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards
When: 3.30pm, Tuesday 14 October 2003
Where: Mural Hall, Parliament House
Who: Minister for Justice and Customs Senator Chris Ellison