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Awards for the year’s best Australian crime prevention programs

Media release

14 May 2015

Applications are now open for the 2015 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA), which are a joint initiative of the Australian, State and Territory governments aimed at rewarding outstanding community-based crime prevention projects.

Businesses, community networks and members of the public are encouraged to nominate local projects of any size that have made an impact on their community by reducing crime and violence.

Last year awards up to $15,000 supported three projects from around Australia.

The awards recognise good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia. They are designed to encourage public initiatives and to assist governments in identifying and developing practical projects which will reduce violence and crime in the community.

This year ACVPA Board is particularly interested in considering successful crime prevention projects that focus on:

  • Violence against women and children;
  • Targeting technology-enabled crime, such as fraud and scams.

Projects may address specific groups such as rural and remote communities, women, children, youth or the family, multicultural or Indigenous communities, or specific problems such as alcohol-related violence.  

Recent national winning projects have included:

  • Griffith Youth Forensic Service (QLD)
  • South Australia Police Home Assist Program (SA)

To apply for this year’s awards visit

Media contact: Colin Campbell (02) 6260 9244