Nominations are now open for the annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA) to recognise good practice in the prevention and reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia.
The annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA) are a joint Australian Government, state and territory initiative administered by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC).
The awards encourage public initiatives, and assist governments in identifying and developing practical projects which will reduce violence and other types of crime in the community.
Any government agency, not-for-profit organisation or individual person making a significant contribution to a project in Australia can be nominated for an award. Projects may address specific groups such as rural and remote communities, women, children, youth, family, migrant, ethnic or Indigenous communities, or specific problems such as alcohol-related violence.
Winners will be presented with a commemorative plaque and/or a certificate at a national awards ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra. Monetary awards may also be granted at the discretion of the ACVPA Board. Winners will be invited to record video footage of their project and may be offered financial assistance to help with travel costs to attend the award ceremony in Canberra. Generally speaking, projects that are led by government agencies or are substantially supported by government funds are not eligible to receive cash awards.
All winning nominations will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held at Parliament House, Canberra in October 2023.
- Nominations are open to projects of all sizes, including smaller initiatives involving local community groups. The project must have been fully operational prior to 1 February 2022.
- Anyone can nominate a project for the awards. It may be a project you are involved in, or a project that you believe deserves recognition.
- The awards are designed to reward benchmark projects, as well as projects which exhibit good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia.
The Board’s decisions are based on:
- The quality of the evidence presented to support the nomination.
- The project’s capacity or potential to prevent or reduce crime.
- How project success is measured.
- The ability for the project to be adapted for other geographic locations.
- How sustainable project outcomes are.
- How innovative the project is.
- Whether the project raises community awareness of crime and violence.
For more information, visit AIC.