The Community Safety Network (CSN) project concluded on 30 October 2019. This page contains an overview of the activities delivered as part of Melton Community Safety Network.

Melton community safety project

Melton residents raised local safety concerns at the community safety forums held in Melton and Caroline Springs in late 2017.

The events planned as part of Operation Connect Melton addressed the themes raised during the community safety forums; including community cohesion, disengaged youth, road safety and crime prevention.

This project was delivered with support from Neighbourhood Watch Victoria and Crime Stoppers Victoria delivered a community safety and crime prevention campaign.

Operation 'Connect Melton'

Melton and Caroline Springs police launched a 12-month crime prevention and community engagement campaign called Operation ‘Connect Melton’.

Over a 12 month period, a range of engagement activities including community days, training workshops and forums were delivered to increase community’s understanding of crime, safety information and local service providers who can provide support to residents.

Community days were held in Melton and Caroline Springs with Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Stoppers. Five Personal and Home Safety Workshops were delivered for seniors, students and new residents to Melton LGA.

Images: photos from the community safety activities delivered as part of Melton Connect.

Her Voice: Strengthening African Women and families

Her Voice was a four-session program aimed to give participants information and skills to educate others about what it means to have positive relationships with their family members.

Twenty-two women, from various African cultural backgrounds and who live in Melton and Sunshine, participated in the train-the-trainer program.

The program focused on the topics of family violence, reframing masculinity, gender stereotyping, impact of violence, and power and control within family structures.

The program was co-delivered with the African Australian Community Taskforce, Victoria Legal Aid, Stand Up and Centre for Multicultural Youth. Watch this short video about the Her Voice program.

Crime Stoppers 'Say Something' campaign

In Melton Crime Stoppers delivered the 'Say Something' campaign to promote community safety and crime prevention.

Crime Stoppers Victoria asked residents to speak out by reporting any information about crime or any suspicious activity to 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

The two-week campaign ran on social media, in local newspapers and radios, in advertisement panels on shopping centers, with posters displayed in community centers and through community engagement activity.

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