Four organizations in the Cariboo have received grants from the Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant program.
In a news release from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, it states that the grants are awarded among six streams. Those streams include gender-based violence; domestic violence prevention and intervention programming; Indigenous healing; human trafficking, sexual assault exploitation, sex worker safety; restorative justice; and child and youth advocacy centres.
Additional projects focused on crime prevention will also be provided in the coming months.
The Cariboo organizations that have received a grant are:
- North Cariboo Metis Society (Quesnel) – $24,730
- *Canadian Mental Health Association- Cariboo Chilcotin Branch (Williams Lake) – $60,000
- Williams Lake Community Council for Restorative Justice (Williams Lake) – $14,520
- Yeqox Nilin Justice Society (Williams Lake) – $39,954
*Canadian Mental Health Association received two $30,000 grants for different projects.
In total, 121 projects will be receiving grants from a total of $4.3 million. The projects are led by local governments, school districts, and other not-for-profit and community based organizations.