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Appointment to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the appointment of Lisa Gallivan as a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for a three-year term.


Appointment to the Canadian Human Rights Commission

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the appointment of Tara Erskine as a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission for a three-year term.


Minister MacKay Announces Funding to Assist Gang-involved Young Offenders Gain New Skills

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $604,372 in funding to the Child Development Institute's Centre for Children Committing Offences (CCCO). The funding is supporting their Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) for Youth in Custody project, which helps at-risk youth in custody to develop the necessary skills to resist gang involvement.


Minister MacKay announces funding to train youth custody and detention staff to work with gang involved young offenders

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $600,000 in funding to the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services' Youth Justice Division. The funding is supporting their "Strategy to Assess and Manage Youth Involved with Gangs in Ontario" project, which will help provide education and training to custody staff to understand and work with youth in gangs and to deliver "Road to Redemption," a youth gang exit and rehabilitation program.


Federal Government Launches Ninth Annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney launched the ninth annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week) by welcoming victims, victim advocates, victim-serving organizations, criminal justice system professionals and policy-makers to a Federal Symposium held in Ottawa, Ontario.


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