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2013 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards

Media release

22 April 2013

Rewards on offer for the best crime prevention programs in Australia

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPAs) with a total of $130,000 available to support the work of community projects tackling crime and violence.

The Awards are a joint initiative of the Australian, State and Territory governments rewarding outstanding community-based projects.
Last year 34 projects from around Australia received awards of up to $20,000 to support their efforts.

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.

This year the ACVPA Board is particularly interested in considering crime prevention projects that focus on youth crime or domestic violence, but nominated projects may address a range of projects in areas as diverse as rural and remote communities, women, children, youth or the family, multicultural or Indigenous communities, or specific problems such as alcohol-related violence. 

The awards reward good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia. They encourage public initiatives, and also assist governments identify and develop practical projects which will reduce violence and crime in the community.

Recent national awards went to winners as diverse as:

  • Banksia Gardens Community Connections (VIC) 
  • The Women in Prison Advocacy Network’s (WIPAN) Mentoring Program (NSW)
  • North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) Indigenous Prisoner Throughcare (NT)
  • South Australia Offender Management Plan (SA)
  • Queensland Early Intervention Pilot Project (QLD)
  • Reduce alcohol-related crime and violence in the Newcastle City Local Area Command (NSW) Vulnerable Persons Strategy (QLD)

To apply for this year’s awards visit

Media contact: Colin Campbell 0418 159 525 or 02 6260 9244