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Simon has money for your crime prevention ideas

By johnboy - 28 March 2013 23

Simon Corbell has announced he’s got pots of proceeds of crime cash sitting around waiting for your good ideas on how to spend it to reduce crime:

Applications are now open for not-for-profit organisations and ACT Government agencies to receive a grant of up to $10,000 for crime prevention projects, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today.

“This is an exciting program where funds from the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Trust Fund are turned into grants for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to deliver projects that boost crime prevention and reduce the incidence of crimes like property damage and theft,” Mr Corbell said.

“The program has a total pool of $80,000 available for groups to apply for grants that are up to $10,000 in value, and will give an important head start to a project where funding might be the main obstacle to it getting off the ground.”

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible organisations with projects that support the enforcement of territory laws, criminal justice activities or crime prevention; provide assistance to victims of crime; or work towards the prevention of drug abuse or the rehabilitation of drug users.

Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organisations and ACT Government agencies, including ACT Policing.

Applications close on 29 April. You can find the forms on the JACS website.

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Simon has money for your crime prevention ideas
wildturkeycanoe 7:30 am 29 Mar 13

“support the enforcement of territory laws”??? I could think of ways to spend $10k to support something, but without someone to enforce the law, another to apply the penalty and overall, a legal system that actually encourages the enforcement of the penalties….my big roadside billboard will only become a victim of the crimes it tries to prevent.

Darkfalz 1:17 am 29 Mar 13

HardBallGets said :

Pay our most recidivist criminals not to commit crime.

Seriously.

I thought Centrelink already did this? Doesn’t stop them.

Darkfalz 1:14 am 29 Mar 13

Tear down all the blocks of public housing, particularly around Civic but also other areas. Spread them out, particularly in the outer suburbs. Or let them rent privately like the rest of us. Of course, harsher penalties across the board for crimes would also help.

obamabinladen 11:15 pm 28 Mar 13

Kill a crim and win ten thousand!!! Awesome idea simon much better than letting the funds get into the grubby/dirty hands of the local coppers

Tetranitrate 7:11 pm 28 Mar 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

Spiral said :

Could we pay for certain individuals or perhaps even some entire families to leave the ACT and never return?

That would probably lower our crime rates.

It’s actually quite a good idea. Not very PC, but lots of good ideas aren’t.

How do you guys think many of these people ended up here in the first place?
Regional NSW has been using the ACT as a dumping ground for a while now.

HardBallGets 6:06 pm 28 Mar 13

Pay our most recidivist criminals not to commit crime.

Seriously.

A_Cog 4:24 pm 28 Mar 13

“Eligible applicants include… ACT Policing”. You couldn’t make this up.

I’ve got three crazy ideas, Batman:
1. Give the money to the ACT Police to actually patrol/respond/search. I’m sick of all this ‘reduced resourcing in the current fiscal environment’ crap.
2. Give the money to the Alexander Maconochie Centre, so they can house more d-bags which will come after our judges get serious, and start imposing custodial sentences on the d-bags, instead of this suspended sentence / good behaviour bond / weekend detention crap.
3. Give the money direct to the d-bags who are most ‘known to police’ with a simple condition: move to Yarralumla where the ACT Police / AFP / private security will hospitalise you for pulling the same sh!t you normally pull in Belco/Civic/Woden/Tuggs.

How ridiculous that the Police Minister needs to cross over to us for ideas on how he and his can do their job better in protecting me and mine. Like I said. You couldn’t make this up.

IrishPete 4:10 pm 28 Mar 13

MERC600 said :

Spiral said :

Could we pay for certain individuals or perhaps even some entire families to leave the ACT and never return?

That would probably lower our crime rates.

I like ‘spirals ‘ idea. Give ’em brochures on how nice it is up in Brizzy, or Cairns, then pay for their journey; one way.

Believe me, they steal cars and drive them back.

But the idea has some merit a “Don’t Live In Canberra” campaign…

IP

MERC600 3:55 pm 28 Mar 13

Spiral said :

Could we pay for certain individuals or perhaps even some entire families to leave the ACT and never return?

That would probably lower our crime rates.

I like ‘spirals ‘ idea. Give ’em brochures on how nice it is up in Brizzy, or Cairns, then pay for their journey; one way.

magiccar9 3:08 pm 28 Mar 13

Call me old fashioned but perhaps we could spend this money on an organisation designed to prevent and investigate crime. We could give them blue shirts, training, and cars with flashing lights and sirens. We could then give them some buildings all over Canberra to house them in their duties and give them somewhere to lock up the baddies.

Oh, bummer – seems this kind of organisation already exists…

thebrownstreak69 2:26 pm 28 Mar 13

Spiral said :

Could we pay for certain individuals or perhaps even some entire families to leave the ACT and never return?

That would probably lower our crime rates.

It’s actually quite a good idea. Not very PC, but lots of good ideas aren’t.

Aeek 2:25 pm 28 Mar 13

free supply of all recreational drugs, legal and illegal

bundah 2:24 pm 28 Mar 13

I’ve underestimated the absolute genius of Corbell.He really is an ideas man except when it comes to resolving the mess that our justice system is in because that is far too complex for his brain to cope with!

Spiral 1:49 pm 28 Mar 13

Could we pay for certain individuals or perhaps even some entire families to leave the ACT and never return?

That would probably lower our crime rates.

Dante 1:03 pm 28 Mar 13

Changing the criminal nature of existing issues and converting them into social issues is the best way to reduce crime.

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