Governments, community groups and individuals all need to work together to reduce the risk of vulnerable Australians being affected by violent extremism. It is essential that vulnerable people who have been exposed to negative influences can be connected to early intervention services delivered at the grassroots level.
Intervention programmes are being rolled out across the country, led by states and territories. These sensitive programmes aim to help people disengage from violence before any harm is done—the focus is on prevention and early intervention.
To support this aim, the Australian Government is establishing a Directory of CVE Intervention Services. State, territory and federal government agencies will use the directory when tailoring individual intervention programmes to connect at-risk individuals with services to help them disengage from ideologies of violence and hate.
The directory lists local service providers assessed as capable able of delivering services including:
- religious and cultural mentoring
- mental health services
- education and employment advice and training
- case management
- psychological counselling
- sporting programs
- youth leadership skills
- social skills workshops.
The directory will remain open to applicants for approximately three years. This means that organisations can apply to be included at any time, with applications assessed periodically throughout the year. Due to the sensitive and complex nature of this work, the directory will not be made publicly available.
Can your organisation make a difference?
We know that communities are best placed to work with vulnerable people, including those who may be radicalising to violent extremism. If your organisation can offer services or programmes that could help individuals to reconnect with their community and turn away from ideologies of violence and hate; we would like to hear from you.
For information on how your organisation can apply for inclusion on the Directory, please read the 'Guidelines for Applicants':
These guidelines set out the objectives of the directory, eligibility and assessment criteria, application process, assessment process and general conditions of inclusion on the directory.
Applications must be submitted to LSTdirectory@ag.gov.au using the Directory of CVE Intervention Services Application Form:
Successful applicants will be required to enter into a legal agreement ('deed') with the Attorney‑General's Department. A copy of the deed can be downloaded below:
For more information on the Directory of Intervention Services, please refer to the frequently asked questions.
Contact us at LSTdirectory@ag.gov.au to discuss how your organisation can get involved.
To learn more about how communities and the government are working together, visit the Living Safe Together website.