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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 will be 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 will be designed along with a suite of creative resources to support the campaign. Due to COVID-19 we are currently delivering these workshops virtually in partnership with the fOrT Youth Centre.
  • The second phase of the program will see the resources created out of this project used in a variety of community legal education settings across the Barwon region.

SAFEStreets has established a reference group which oversees project planning and implementation and includes 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.


Last modified on November 25th, 2020 at 9:09 pm

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