Government of Canada provides support for youth in four New Brunswick communities
“Building a safer society begins in our homes and in our streets. Strong, community-led programs that make use of evidence-based models have proven effective in crime reduction. Our Government’s support for crime prevention projects like the Intercultural Youth Initiative means that at-risk youth in Saint John will be given the tools needed to help lead to a better future for them and their families. Today’s announcement is a significant investment in the youth and future of this community.”
- Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
“The John Howard Society of New Brunswick and its partners understand that, when given opportunities to belong, engage, and learn, young people can transform their attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs, and come away with a renewed sense of their own potential and self-worth. The Intercultural Youth Initiative is a multi-cultural, multilingual, and collaborative approach to addressing the needs of our youth across four New Brunswick communities. The model is holistic, culturally relevant, encourages community involvement, involves a recovery model of care, and recognizes the strengths of the local communities and individuals within.”
- Harold DeCourcey, President of the Board of Directors, John Howard Society of New Brunswick
From April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, the Government of Canada has supported 77 community-based crime prevention projects across Canada.
The National Crime Prevention Strategy provides national leadership on cost-effective ways to prevent and reduce crime among at-risk populations and vulnerable communities by intervening to mitigate the underlying factors that put individuals at risk of offending.
Up to $44.5 million has been committed in 2018-2019 to support NCPS in the implementation and evaluation of crime prevention programs.
Senior Advisor for Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Public Safety Canada
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