A joined-up approach to support people and communities in need
Collaboration across government, key organisations and with communities is the best way to provide individuals with the right supports to address the risk factors for offending and strengthen social recovery outcomes.
New grants and community forums to support Victorian councils, not-for-profit organisations and other stakeholders to deliver innovative projects to address the causes of crime and improve community safety.
Brimbank, Hume and Melton LGAs are the first three communities to receive $700,000 Empowering Communities grants to develop and deliver community-led crime prevention initiatives, building on ideas from the Building Safer Communities forums.
Almost $4.4 million in grants funding has been awarded to 16 innovative projects across metropolitan and regional Victorian communities under the first round of the new Building Safer Communities Program.