Nominations open for the Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards

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WA Police at podium after getting silver award.

The annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA) recognise and reward good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia.

The awards encourage public initiatives, and assist governments in identifying and developing practical projects which will reduce violence and other types of crime in the community. 

In 2017, WA Police Force's Tough on Graffiti Strategy Project 2011-17 won silver for contributing to a reduction in graffiti crime across Western Australia. Read the article here.

Any government agency, not-for-profit organisation or individual person making a significant contribution to a project in Australia can be nominated for an award.

Projects may address specific groups such as rural and remote communities, women, children, youth, family, migrant, ethnic or Indigenous communities, or specific problems such as alcohol-related violence. 

Nominations for the 2019 ACVPA are now open, closing June 7. You can find information on how to nominate, judging criteria and the selection process at www.aic.gov.au/acvpa2019 

For further information, contact the ACVPA Secretariat on 02 6268 7450 or acvpa@aic.gov.au