It's about taking cash from the pockets of criminals and putting it into projects for kids.
Yesterday, Member for Throsby Stephen Jones announced Lake Illawarra PCYC and Access Community Group would share in $12.5 million as part of the National Crime Prevention Fund.
The fund takes proceeds of crime seized by police and allocates it to worthy causes to help disadvantaged and at-risk youth.
Access Community Group, which helps out-of-work youth, was given $298,000 for its work on the 2528 Project to identify people aged 12 to 24 who are at risk of getting involved in gang behaviour.
Meantime, Lake Illawarra PCYC picked up a share of $2.7 million for 22 clubs across NSW.
It means the organisation will be able to afford a new Holden vehicle to help youth case managers work better with young offenders and provide funding for the Back on Track boxing program for at-risk youths.
Lake Illawarra PCYC club manager Rosanna Cepero said the funding would offer at-risk youth a better chance through fitness.
‘‘We want to be able to reach out to our young people in the area,’’ she said.
The National Crime Prevention Fund also uses money confiscated from criminals to fund community safety infrastructure, such as CCTV systems.