Brimbank,
27
April
2016
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12:00
Australia/Melbourne

$200,000 to create safer and healthier communities

Summary

Council has welcomed $200,000 in funding for the aspirational Brimbank Growing Healthy Communities project.

Brimbank City Council has welcomed $200,000 in funding for the aspirational Brimbank Growing Healthy Communities project announced by Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll on Thursday 21 April at Westvale Community Centre, Kings Park.

The project will be delivered by the Jesuit Community College in partnership with Council and aim to help young people and women living in Sunshine and St Albans who've been through the justice system or who are identified to be at risk of offending.

“The project provides an opportunity to create a safer, healthier and empowered community in Brimbank.”

This innovative project combines a focus on public health and crime prevention. Referrals for the project will come primarily from the Department of Justice and Regulation and Victoria Police.

The Brimbank Growing Healthy Communities project expects to engage up to 240 people and run for two years. It's based at Westvale Community Centre and the Hunt Club Community Arts Centre.

The Jesuit Community College is an education, training and employment arm of Jesuit Social Services and will offer Certificate 1 (General Education for Adults) course in horticulture, food handling, hospitality and retail vocations.

The funding is part of the State Government’s further commitment to the Community Crime Prevention program.