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In accordance with the
Children (Protection and Parental Responsibility) Act 1997, the Department of Justice supports local councils as lead agencies for identifying and implementing local crime prevention strategies in NSW.
Such strategies may be submitted to the Department for endorsement and possible funding. Visit the NSW crime prevention grants page for more information about
applying for funding to implement a local crime prevention strategy
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is the use of effective design strategies to improve the safety and quality of urban environments. The aim of CPTED is to reduce opportunities for crime and create safe urban environments and in so doing increase the amenity, attractiveness and safety of our cities and towns.
In April 2011, the Attorney General announced the Government’s new focus on responding to graffiti offences.
The Department of Justice has dedicated a range of resources to addressing this offence, including the analysis of crime data to identify graffiti 'hot spots', and working with local councils to develop plans to prevent graffiti.
Applications for Graffiti Hot Spot CPTED Grants are available by invitation only to councils with the highest recorded incidents of graffiti.