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Safe Streets & Communities Act

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

The Government has introduced the Safe Streets and Communities Act, fulfilling its June 2011 Speech from the Throne commitment to ""move quickly to re-introduce comprehensive law-order legislation to combat crime and terrorism.""


Strengthening Counter-Terrorism Legislation

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

Canada's counter-terrorism framework will be strengthened by amending the Criminal Code to provide strong judicial tools that will help fight terrorism and safeguard Canada's national security.


Funding for the Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

Through its Victims Fund, the Department of Justice Canada will provide the Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) with $50,000 for the project "Reaching out to Victims of Violence: Using Webinars to Provide Legal Information to Service Providers." The funding will specifically assist PLIAN in developing webinar presentations for service providers in rural and remote areas of the province and to provide information on obtaining emergency protection orders and peace bonds for victims of violence.


Victims Funding for the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

Through its Victims Fund, the Department of Justice Canada will provide the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety with more than $1.6 million in funding to support victims of crime. The funding agreement will specifically assist in developing programs that help victims of crime and ensure the province has the tools and resources it needs for victims of crime.


Child Advocacy Centres

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

A Child Advocacy Centre (CAC) adopts a seamless, coordinated and collaborative approach to addressing the needs of child and youth victims of crime and their families. A CAC seeks to minimize system-induced trauma by providing a child-friendly setting for a young victim or witness and his or her family. A CAC is designed to support a child's healing and assist them in recovering from abuse.


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