Funds seized from crooks diverted to local programs

Funds seized from crooks diverted to local programs

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Canning Council is set to receive $39,900 to deliver a neighbourhood sport-skills program for young people aged 8-15 years around Bentley and Queens Park, partnering with local sporting organisations.

It is from a project aimed at supporting at-risk youth and survivors of family and domestic violence, who are among the latest beneficiaries of a grants program funded by money seized from criminals.

Attorney General John Quigley last Wednesday announced the recipients of the State Government’s Criminal Property Confiscation Grants totalling more than $2.2 million.

The projects are run by not-for-profit organisations and councils serving Perth and regional and remote WA and target crime prevention and community safety.

They include a seven-day community night patrol, drug and alcohol support for family and domestic violence survivors and a project diverting young people from the justice system through employment.

The grants program is funded by money and property seized under the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 and is administered by the Department of Justice.

For more information, visit: Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program (www.wa.gov.au)