The following is a list of useful websites and resources to help with the planning and implementation of your crime prevention education and awareness project. This includes fact sheets, practical advice, project examples and communication materials which you can use for your own projects.

If you would like to use any of the resources below as part of your funded project, please email us at csfgrants@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) for copies and advice on branding.

 

General resources

Help Yourself

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The Help Yourself campaign is a partnership initiative between the Community Crime Prevention Unit and Victoria Police. It aims to reduce opportunistic crimes by increasing awareness among community members about how they can protect their homes, cars and personal property from theft.

Design files for the Help Yourself resources are available by emailing csfgrants@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)
 

Source Victorian Government
From Victoria
Type of resource Fact sheets and practical advice

Crime Statistics Agency

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Provides statistics on different types of crime in Victoria by time and location using an interactive map, and advice and assistance to government, media and the public to ensure data users are able to more accurately interpret, understand and critically evaluate the data to inform decision-making around crime. 
 

Source Crime Statistics Agency
From Victoria
Type of resource Statistics and data

Victoria Police crime prevention fact sheets

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The Victoria Police website features a range of crime prevention and community safety fact sheets on topics including personal safety, preventing home burglaries and theft of and from vehicles.
 

Source Victoria Police
From Victoria
Type of resource Fact sheets and practical advice

Neighbourhood Watch

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Evidence-based tips for residents on how they can keep themselves and their communities safe.
 

Source  Neighbourhood Watch Victoria
From Victoria
Type of resource Fact sheet and practical advice 

Crime Prevention NSW

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Evidence-based policies and programs to prevent crime and reduce re-offending. The website also links to fact sheets, handbooks and costing frameworks to assist communities to implement evidence-based crime prevention strategies.
 

Source Crime Prevention NSW
From New South Wales
Type of resource Fact sheets and practical advice

NSW Police Force

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The NSW Police Force website provides information, fact sheets and videos on a range of crime prevention topics.
 

Source NSW Police Force
From New South Wales
Type of resource Fact sheets and practical advice

WA Police Force

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The WA Police Force website provides fact sheets, posters and other toolkit resources about protecting your personal items, home, business, community and yourself.
 

Source WA Police Force
From Western Australia
Type of resource Fact sheets and practical advice

Australian Institute of Criminology

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Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice, compiling trend data and disseminating research and policy advice.
 

Source Australian Institute of Criminology
From Australia
Type of resource Evidence-based research

 

 

Home safety 

Preventing burglaries from homes

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A residential burglary prevention checklist with tips on security, marking property and what to do in the event of a burglary.

Source Victoria Police
From Victoria
Type of resource Checklist

Residential burglary: Keeping safe and secure when you are at home and away

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Neighbourhood Watch provides practical advice to residents on how to maintain the appearance of their home and certain safety features and actions to reduce the likelihood of burglary.

Source Neighbourhood Watch Victoria
From Victoria
Type of resource Tips and practical advice

Safe and secure – Residential

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Tips from the NSW Police Force on how to protect your home, including holiday safety and security and protection from mail theft.

Source NSW Police Force
From New South Wales
Type of resource Tips and practical advice

Residential burglary prevention

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Tasmania Police have developed a handy booklet with advice on preventing residential burglary which also includes a home security audit residents can complete. 

Source Tasmania Police
From Tasmania
Type of resource Publication

 

 

Theft of and from motor vehicles 

Driving down vehicle theft in Australia

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The National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council website features information for motorists on preventing theft of and from vehicles including brochures, posters, multimedia, community guides and high quality print-ready materials. 

Source National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council
From Australia
Type of resource Various print-ready materials

Lock it or lose it campaign

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Tips from Neighbourhood Watch Victoria for motorists on how to prevent the theft of and from vehicles.

Source Neighbourhood Watch Victoria
From Victoria
Type of resource Tips and practical advice

 

 

Theft of personal property in public places

Protect your stuff

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The Help Yourself campaign provides advice, checklists and toolkit resources on how to protect yourself from theft in public.

Source Victorian Government
From Victoria
Type of resource Tips, multimedia and various print-ready materials

Protecting yourself from theft in public

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A checklist to help you protect yourself from theft in public with tips on security and what to do in the event of theft.

Source Victoria Police
From Victoria
Type of resource Checklist

 

 

Theft from businesses

Safe and secure - Business

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Tips from the NSW Police Force on how to protect your business from shoplifting, break-ins, fraud and robbery.

Source NSW Police Force
From New South Wales
Type of resource Tips and practical advice

Business crime prevention

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A comprehensive booklet designed for retailers, small business operators and their staff to assist them to identify opportunities to prevent crime, and to identify criminal activity and offenders.

Source New Zealand Police Force
From New Zealand
Type of resource Publication

Protect my business

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The WA Police Force has developed a selection of fact sheets, posters and checklists to assist businesses to protect themselves from theft and other types of crime.

Source WA Police Force
From Western Australia
Type of resource Various print-ready materials
 

Understanding the Victorian justice system

If you are considering applying for a grant to deliver a ‘Understanding the Justice System’ program, you are encouraged to contact the Department of Justice and Community Safety to discuss your ideas before you submit your application.

Contact us by emailing: csfgrants@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)

Australian law in orientation (education kit)

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Victoria Legal Aid has developed this education kit for Victorian educators, teachers and community workers teaching people who have been in Australia for less than six months, have low or no English and very basic legal literacy.

Source Victoria Legal Aid
From Victoria
Type of resource Various materials

Case study: Wyndham Citizens Academy 

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Read about a recent program delivered in Melbourne's West designed for community members from diverse language and cultural backgrounds to help them gain a thorough understanding of the justice system. The case study also contains a documentary film made about the program. 

Source Community Crime Prevention 
From Victoria
Type of resource Publication