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SAFEStreets

SAFEStreets – A youth-led crime prevention education and awareness campaign

The SAFEStreets project is a partnership with the fOrT Youth Centre and aims to create a place-based community education campaign that is designed by young people living in the City of Greater Geelong for young people.

The project was established in March 2020 to work with young people and key local stakeholders to co-design an education and awareness campaign aimed at improving their understanding of the Victorian justice system and their legal rights and responsibilities.

A key focus of the project is establishing consistent messaging around key legal topics and developing creative and engaging community safety education resources that can be used across the region.

SAFEStreets was delivered in two phases

  • The first a co-design process led by young people in partnership with key stakeholders in the justice system. Through this process a series of practical workshops were designed along with a suite of creative resources to support the campaign. Due to COVID-19 we were required to deliver these workshops virtually in partnership with the fOrT Youth Centre.
  • The second phase of the program saw the resources created and distributed to local stakeholders in a variety of community legal education settings across the Barwon region.

 

Check out our SAFEStreets resources below

SAFEStreets established a reference group which oversaw the project planning and implementation and included representatives from the City of Greater Geelong’s fOrT Youth Centre, Victoria Legal Aid, Barwon Adolescent TaskForce, Barwon Child Youth and Family and Victoria Police.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the Department of Justice and Community Safety who have funded this project as part of their Community Safety Fund.

Find out more

For more information about the SAFEStreets project contact the Community Team.

Email education@barwoncls.org.au

Last modified on June 3rd, 2022 at 6:05 pm

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