DELTA – Deltassist Family and Community Services Society has received provincial funding to support efforts to reduce violence against women and children.
“Work to protect and support survivors of domestic violence is more important than ever during these stressful times,” said Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North. “I’m pleased Deltassist will continue its work to reduce incidents of domestic violence in our community.”
The Deltassist program “Healthy Relationships – Stopping the Cycle of Violence Against Women and Children,” will receive a $30,000 grant through the Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program.
Community programs and services that support individuals experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault, along with programs that target the prevention and intervention of domestic violence, are receiving more than $3.5 million in grant funding.
- For the full list of 2019-20 grant recipients, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crime-prevention/community-crime-prevention/grants
- In total, 267 projects – led by community not-for-profits, school districts, and others – will be receiving a one-time grant through the Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program.
- Since 2011, the Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program has provided more than $49 million to help organizations throughout B.C. to further their crime prevention and remediation efforts.
- This year, the Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program has awarded just over $11.8 million in grants for 267 projects that will help support government priorities in:
- Crime prevention;
- Violence against women – sexual assault and domestic violence;
- Human trafficking, sexual exploitation and vulnerable women in the sex trade;
- Indigenous healing and rebuilding;
- Restorative justice;
- Domestic violence prevention/intervention programming; and
- Child and youth advocacy centres