Federally-funded crime prevention program provides support and life skills
April 7, 2015 Kitchener, Ontario Public Safety Canada
Today, Mr. Harold Albrecht, Member of Parliament for Kitchener - Conestoga, Mr. Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener - Waterloo, and Mr. Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced $2.7 million in federal funding for the crime prevention project Stride for Federally Sentenced Women, which will provide support to nearly 600 recently released female offenders to reduce their likelihood of reoffending.
This project is designed to help female former offenders, living in Ontario (Kitchener and surrounding area, Toronto, Hamilton, London, and Brampton), Halifax, Nova Scotia and Winnipeg, Manitoba, by providing them with assistance to make a smooth transition from prison into the community.
- The Community Justice Initiatives of Waterloo Region will deliver the project, in partnership with the United Way of Kitchener, Waterloo and Area, the Samuel Rogers Foundation, the Maycourt Club, Zonta and members of the local communities, to nearly 600 female former offenders.
- From April 2014 to March 2015, the Government of Canada invested in 98 community-based crime prevention programs through the National Crime Prevention Strategy.
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