This report from the Australian Institute of Criminology highlights the work of the winners of the Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards.
Since 1992, the Australian Institute of Criminology has administered a national awards program, the Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards, to recognize innovative crime prevention projects that promote good practice. This report presents highlights of the work of the six winners of the award from 2009 to 2010. The winners of the award are selected based on six key factors: 1) has the project prevented or reduced violence or other types of crime, or does the project strongly indicate the capacity to prevent or reduce violence or other types of crime; 2) how well is the success of the project measured; 3) how suitable is the project for replicating/ adapting elsewhere; 4) how lasting are the outcomes likely to be; 5) how innovative or otherwise special is the project; and 6) how well does the project raise community awareness of the issue. The report describes the six projects and discusses how each of the projects conformed to the six key factors. The six projects winners for 2009 and 2010 were the Under the Limit Drink Driving Education and Rehabilitation Program (Queensland), Weld to Life (Western Australia), Time for Kids (South Australia), The Bridge Project (Victoria), BSafe (Victoria), and Dubbo Transformation Strategy (New South Wales). A detailed description of each project is listed in the appendix. References
Australian Institute of Criminology
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Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, No. 455, May 2013