New Funding: Reintegration Support and Incarceration Alternatives for Indigenous Offenders
“Indigenous offenders continue to be disproportionately represented at all levels of the criminal justice system. As part of a renewed nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous people, the Government of Canada is committed to addressing gaps in services to Indigenous people throughout the criminal justice system. I encourage Indigenous communities, organizations, governments and the academic sector to submit proposals that will help Indigenous offenders better reintegrate.”
- The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Budget 2017 allocated $65.2 million over five years to address the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice and corrections systems. Part of that investment includes $10 million over the next five years for the Indigenous Community Corrections Initiative.
Recipients eligible for funding are: Indigenous not-for-profit organizations (on and off-reserve, First Nation, non-status Indian, Métis, Inuit and urban); Indigenous governments and/or municipal governments working in collaboration with Indigenous organizations and/or communities; Indigenous communities; and Canadian universities and colleges.
The national Call for Proposals runs until November 20, 2017 (11:59 pm, EST).
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