REWARDS FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Rewards for Violence Prevention

REWARDS FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION

1 December 2000

Thomas George, Member for Lismore has paid tribute to the two Lismore community-based programs, which were today recognised in Parliament for their innovative efforts in reducing local community violence.

Rekindling the Spirit and The Anti-Violence Project were amongst eleven of the NSW winners of the Australian Violence Prevention Awards.

"These awards show what communities can do when they pull together to help each other and to prevent violence in all its forms," Mr George said.

Rekindling the Spirit received a $5000 prize and is a program in which Lismore man, Greg Telford, uses an eclectic model of strategies to effect behavioural change in aboriginal men who commit family violence.

The Anti-Violence Project was awarded a Certificate of Merit.

"The community groups recognised today have not shirked from the responsibility we all share to curb local violence - and they are to be congratulated," Mr George said.

Mr George will be presenting the awards to the recipients on Thursday 14 December 2000 in the Lismore Electorate Office, 55 Carrington Street, commencing 3.30pm.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577