The Department of Justice administers a grants program on behalf of the Attorney General, drawing on funds collected under the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000.
The Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 provides for the confiscation in certain circumstances of property acquired as a result of criminal activity or used for criminal activity. The Act also makes provision for re-distribution of confiscated funds and proceeds of the sale of other confiscated property for a number of purposes including the development and administration of programs or activities:
- Designed to provide support services and other assistance to victims of crime.
- Designed to prevent or reduce drug-related criminal activity and the abuse of prohibited drugs.
- For any other purpose in aid of law enforcement focussing on community safety and crime prevention initiatives within Western Australia.
Under the grants program, incorporated, not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities can apply for funds up to $200,000 for these purposes.
13 approved projects from this funding round have been offered funding totalling over $2.13 million. More information on these projects is available by downloading the Successful Projects from the April 2018 Funding Round (PDF).
This funding round has now closed.