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.



pmelnychuk@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

ARMS worried about low lake level

Fears thousands of kokanee smolts could be lost.

Mountain biker admitted to hospital after being sent home

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Maple Ridge secondary students discover the art of children’s lit

Twenty students will be reading their books to Laity View elementary students

Maple Ridge’s public works manager stepping down

Frank Quinn retires in May, saw city’s population double

Maple Ridge public hearing blasts housing plan near river

People spoke for three hours against 26 homes

Paddling and pancakes, cleaning Katzie Slough shore

The fourth biannual canoe tour of the Katzie Slough took place on Sunday

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Crews battle Burnaby blaze; 2 people sent to hospital

Emergency Support Services helping residents displaced by fire

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

The fire burned through the lattice of oak beams supporting the monument’s vaulted stone ceiling

Langley MP describes most recent diagnosis as a ‘miracle’

Tory Member of Parliament Mark Warawa doesn’t have pancreatic cancer, but operable colon cancer

Most Read