Money for youth crime prevention programs

Federal grants available for the development of initiatives targeting at-risk youth

Local organizations can now apply for funding through the Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF) to develop programs that target at-risk youth.

“The government is investing in community-based projects that will make our communities safer by giving youth the life skills they need to stay away from criminal activity,” said Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl.

In 2011 alone, the federal government funded 138 community-based crime prevention programs through the Nation Crime Prevention Strategy, in which nearly 16,000 at-risk youth participated.

Up to $10 million is now being provided for new crime prevention projects. Funding priorities are preventing school-based bullying, preventing violence among at-risk youth aged 12 to 17, and preventing offending among Aboriginal children and youth aged six to 17 in urban centres.

Eligible recipients include community or professional organizations; Aboriginal governments; organizations and communities; Canadian universities, educational institutions/boards of education and centres of excellence; provincial, municipal and Aboriginal police services; and provincial, territorial, municipal and regional governments.

For more information about CPAF and to find out how to apply, visit: http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/cp/cpaf/rqst-ltrs-eng.aspx.

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