Indigenous Justice Program funding

By Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor

Griffith University has been awarded a 2013-14 Indigenous Justice Program grant for the project,Evidence-Informed Youth Sexual Violence Prevention Project,with funding of $2,278,182 over three years.

The project team is led by Professor Stephen Smallbone and Ms Susan Rayment-McHugh and includes Griffith researchers Dr Troy Allard, Professor Ross Homel, Ms Dimity Smith and Professor Anna Stewart, Lucy Faithful Foundation researcher Donald Findlater, and University College London researchers Professor Nick Tilley and Professor Richard Wortley.

The project also involves agencies from local, state, and federal government. There were 243 applications submitted for this program with only 30 approved for funding or a success rate of just over 12%.

The project aims to implement and evaluate a suite of interventions designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of youth-perpetrated sexual violence and abuse (YSVA) at two sites in north Queensland. Beyond its local effects, the project aims to generate new knowledge about YSVA and its causes, contribute to the evidence base on ‘what works to prevent crime’, and facilitate the transfer of this knowledge and expertise to other sites in Australia and internationally.

Please join with us in congratulating Professor Smallbone, Ms Rayment-McHugh and team on the success of this vitally important research project.

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