Local MLAs Rick Glumac and Selina Robinson welcome $70,000 in grant funding for crime prevention in the Tri-Cities

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Coquitlam – Local MLAs Rick Glumac, Port Moody-Coquitlam, and Selina Robinson, Coquitlam-Maillardville are welcoming one-time grants totaled at $70,000 for the Tri-Cities through the Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program, announced last Friday. Programs that mentor youth to resist joining gangs, support women escaping violence and help Indigenous families heal from intergenerational traumas will benefit from this funding.

“These grants are one of the ways our government is addressing intergenerational trauma and enhancing restorative justice,” said Glumac. “Supporting these kind of programs helps reduce crime and make our communities safer.”

“The organizations receiving these grants are doing critical work in our community, preventing violence against women, and preventing youth from engaging in a life of crime,” said Robinson. “We all benefit from the work these organizations do.”

Organizations in the Tri-Cities receiving funding are:

  • The Community Embracing Restorative Action (CERA) Society, $20,000 to build collaboration between Restorative Justice Practitioners and victim service workers.
  • The Suwa’lkh School, $21,200 to support their Deepening Roots program that empowers indigenous youth to grow and steward food and medicine plants in the community.
  • The Children of the Street Society, $30,000 to develop their Redefining Manhood program, a workshop designed to prevent violence against women.

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