Logan City Council’s Building Social Capital Hubs program today received a silver award in the community-led category of the 2019 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA).
The ACVPA recognise best practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia and play a vital role in highlighting effective community-based initiatives to prevent crime and violence.
Logan City Council Community Services Director Katie Barton-Harvey said the Building Social Capital Hubs project was a special partnership between Council and the Logan and Beenleigh offices of Community Corrections.
“The hubs are delivered in a pop-up, expo format and held in community settings,” Ms Barton-Harvey said.
“They act as a one-stop shop for essential support services in Logan and bring the services to where the need is,” she added.
“The long-term goal of this project is to support all members of the community and connect them with housing, health, employment and education providers.
“Winning an ACVPA acknowledges Council’s efforts to address the needs of our community.”
The annual ACVPA recognise the outstanding contributions being made across Australia for crime prevention, including the development and implementation of practical projects to reduce violence and other types of crime in the community.
“This project provides direct, local engagement between service providers and community members, including victims and perpetrators of crime, and has the potential to be adopted by other local council areas,” said Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) Director, Michael Phelan APM.
All projects are assessed each year by the ACVPA Board, which consists of senior law enforcement representatives from each state and territory police service, and chaired by the AIC Director.
The awards are a joint initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments, coordinated by the AIC and co-sponsored by the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management.
For more information about the award winners, visit www.aic.gov.au/acvpa