Crime Prevention Funding Programs

Community Safety Fund grants (CSF) The Community Safety Fund grants provide funding for communities in Victoria to implement locally based crime prevention projects. Eligible projects must address a crime prevention issue within a local community. Funding available is up to $10,000.00. Go to: crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/safetygrants. The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund…

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News for Victims of Crime

Hospital staff are constantly being subjected to criminal acts. Recently three women physically assaulted two security guards in the Royal Women’s Hospital, a nurse was struck to the head and another two nurses punched. Diana Asmar, Health Services Union Victorian Secretary, is calling for hospital security guards to be armed but the Australian Medical Association and…

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International Women’s Day 07-03-13

Some relevant activities for victims of crime: Preventing Violence Against Women: What Works and What Doesn’t in Anglican Communities at St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne Community performance of “I don’t wanna play house”. Tammy Anderson delivers a powerful performance, dealing with the heartbreaking topic of child abuse and domestic violence at Swanston Hall at the Melbourne…

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Support for Young Victims of Crime

The Youth Referral and Independent Persons Program (yripp.org.au) is a Victorian State Government initiative that trains adult volunteers to support young people under eighteen-years who are victims of crime. Volunteers can attend police interviews when parents are unable, can help young people to understand their rights, can offer referral services and can ensure that young…

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Plea to fix ‘toothless’ victims of crime system

VICTIMS of crime desperately need help to negotiate a ”toothless” compensation system that only allows one in 10 victims to receive assistance, community legal services say. The Federation of Community Legal Centres has renewed calls for the state to appoint a crime victims’ commissioner, following revelations in Fairfax Media of the struggles of Nick Clarke,…

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Victims of Crime – Alcohol, Drugs & Prescription Medication

A Flinders University pilot survey of 58 clients at the Victim Support Service last year found almost half – 26 victims – had increased self-medication. This included drugs prescribed by a psychiatrist or medical professional, as well as alcohol, illicit drugs and medication obtained without a prescription. Researchers now want funding to expand the study…

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