Crime Prevention News

Grant applications now open - Building Safer Communities Program

Grant applications now open - Building Safer Communities Program

January 6th, 2021


Applications are now open for grants under the Building Safer Communities Program to support innovative approaches to address the causes of offending, crime and community safety.


Becoming a ‘pracademic’ – the NYU BetaGov learning model

Becoming a ‘pracademic’ – the NYU BetaGov learning model

December 8th, 2020


Watch a webinar to learn about the BetaGov learning model – a process for rapid, robust practitioner-led evaluation. This approach is for anyone, whether you are new or experienced in research.


New grants - Building Safer Communities Program

New grants - Building Safer Communities Program

December 3rd, 2020


The Victorian Government has announced a new $11 million Building Safer Communities Program including community forums and new grants, with the first grant round opening on 18 January 2021.


Launch of the Victorian Graffiti Register

Launch of the Victorian Graffiti Register

November 17th, 2020


Victorians can now easily report graffiti after the launch of a new database and easy-to-use app.


A Village Response to bring the Pasifika community together

A Village Response to bring the Pasifika community together

November 10th, 2020


Pasifika young people and their families in the west have access to more support with $400,000 in funding to deliver early interventions and mentoring programs for young people.


New lighting innovation set to help women feel safer in Preston

New lighting innovation set to help women feel safer in Preston

November 9th, 2020


The Victorian Government has funded an innovative project to test lighting design approaches to improve women’s feelings of safety in public spaces.


Funding awarded under the Community Safety Infrastructure Grants program

Funding awarded under the Community Safety Infrastructure Grants program

June 15th, 2020


More than $5.6 million has been awarded to communities to improve public safety and security and boost economic growth in Victoria.


New survey tool for measuring feelings of safety in Victoria

New survey tool for measuring feelings of safety in Victoria

April 1st, 2020


A new survey tool has been developed for local government to measure how safe people feel in Victorian communities.


US experts share learnings on violence reduction and justice reform

US experts share learnings on violence reduction and justice reform

December 17th, 2019


David Muhammad from the National Institute of Criminal Justice Reform and Leah Wilson of the State Bar of California visit Melbourne.


Work continues on Victoria’s new approach to crime prevention

Work continues on Victoria’s new approach to crime prevention

December 17th, 2019


An update on the development of the Victorian Government's new approach to crime prevention.