Government announces money for crime prevention. (THE NEWS/files)

Civil forfeiture proceeds fund crime-prevention programs in Maple Ridge

MLA announces money for restorative justice and crime-prevention programs.

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services is getting a $164,000-boost for its restorative justice and crime-prevention programs, while the school district will receive another $30,000 to address domestic and sexual violence.

The money comes from the Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant Program, which in turn receives its money from the Civil Forfeiture Office. That office seizes property and money that come from the proceeds of crime in B.C.

Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith said programs that lead youth to resist joining gangs, support women escaping violence and help indigenous families heal from intergenerational trauma will benefit.

“Education is an important part of crime prevention and one that is needed for youth in Maple Ridge,” D’Eith added. “It’s through grant programs like this one that we can start to address the root issues of crime and focus on solutions.”

More than $6 million in grants and more than 170 local organizations and projects – will receive funding through the 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.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Third fire along rail tracks in Pitt Meadows

Fire chief warns vegetation is dry and combustible

UPDATE: Police incident at west Maple Ridge mall

Save-On-Foods closed due to threat, police say

LETTER: The good and bad at Ridge Meadows Hospital

‘I drove to the hospital and paid $6.50 for parking.’

Maple Ridge outfielder back with Canada for Pan Am Games

Larissa Franklin one of four OFs on national women’s softball team.

Kanaka Open Mic celebrating 10 years in Maple Ridge

The 10th anniversary celebration will be taking place June 19

Dog at Maple Ridge SPCA needs spinal surgery

Miniature pinscher has painful condition known as Wobbler Syndrome.

Men caught with illegal gun near Burnaby elementary school

They were sitting in a parked car near Cameron Elementary

Home care for B.C.’s elderly is too expensive and falls short: watchdog

Report says seniors must pay $8,800 a year for daily visits under provincial home support program

B.C. ‘struggling’ to meet needs of vulnerable youth in contracted care: auditor

Auditor general says youth in contracted residential services may not be getting support they need

Pair of B.C. cities crack Ashley Madison’s ‘Infidelity Hotlist’

Data from the website reveals Abbotsford and Kelowna hottest spots for cheaters

Life’s work of talented B.C. sculptor leads to leukemia

Former Salmon Arm resident warns of dangers of chemical contact

Billboard posted along B.C.’s Highway of Tears to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women

Billboards featuring Indigenous artwork to be placed in Surrey, Kamloops and near Prince George

Canada’s first dementia village close to opening

Langley project to provide home-like surroundings for between $83,400 and $93,600 a year

Unexpected snow blankets the Okanagan Connector

As of 6:50 a.m. DriveBC cameras displayed surprise snowfall on highway

Most Read