Local MLA Jennifer Rice welcomes over $70,000 in grant funding for crime prevention

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PRINCE RUPERT – Local MLA Jennifer Rice is welcoming one-time grants totaled at more than $70,000 through the Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program, announced last Friday. Programs that mentor youth, support women escaping violence and help Indigenous families heal from intergenerational traumas will benefit from this funding.

“Part of reconciliation is helping people to heal from trauma, so they can break out of the cycle of violence and abuse,” said Rice. “These grants will help us move forward and build stronger communities right across the North Coast.”

Organizations receiving funding are:

  • Skidegate Band Council, $30,000 for their XaadaGa ‘laa gud ad hlGang.gulxa (Good People Working Together) program to recruit an Outreach worker.
  • North Coast Victim Services, Prince Rupert RCMP, $13,500 for their Rainbows over Rupert: The Violence Against Women & Girls Collaboration Project.
  • Nuxalk Nation, $30,000 for their Nation to Nation Gathering 2019.

The Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program is funded through proceeds of the Civil Forfeiture Office, which undermines the profit motive behind criminal activity by taking away tools and proceeds of crime and putting them back into programs that support community crime prevention and safety.

In total, over $6 million in grants and more than 170 local organizations and projects – led by community not-for-profits, and school districts – will receive funding through this grant program in 2018-19. Since 2006, the Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program has provided more than $39 million to help organizations throughout B.C. to further their crime prevention efforts.

John Horgan and the New Democrat government are delivering results to make life better for people in British Columbia, and we’re going to keep working hard for you.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/19420