The Koori Youth Crime Prevention Grants program acknowledges that Koori young people have disproportionately high rates of disadvantage and are significantly over-represented in the criminal justice system.

In 2016-17, $1.5 million in grants funding was allocated to 25 Koori youth crime prevention projects. These grants were overseen by the Department of Justice and Community Safety’s Koori Justice Unit and coordinated by nine Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees.

Funding for this program concluded in June 2019.

These projects delivered a range of early intervention, prevention and diversion programs. A full list of the projects which received funding is available below. 

Program evaluation 

In 2019 an evaluation report was delivered by the Koori Justice Unit into three crime prevention grant programs under the 2018-2023 Aboriginal Justice Agreement, including the Koori Youth Crime Prevention Grants Program, to contribute to the evidence base around youth crime prevention.

Read the final evaluation report.

Community Crime Prevention Unit
Department of Justice and Regulation
Date of Publication