Crime intervention funding for Nak’azdli Alternate Justice

Nak’azdil Alternative Justice Centre is receiving a $9,500 provincial grant from civil forfeiture proceeds to combat community crime.

  • Mar. 20, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Nak’azdil Alternative Justice Centre is receiving a $9,500 provincial grant from civil forfeiture proceeds to combat community crime.

The local funding, announced recently by MLA for Nechako Lakes John Rustad, is part of nearly $1 million going to 81 projects around the province.

B.C.’s Civil Forfeiture Office files civil court actions against property alleged to be a tool used to further unlawful activity or a proceed of it.

The funding will go to support the Nak’azdil Alternative Justice Centre’s Block Watch and Crime Intervention Initiative. This program is specifically designed to meet the needs of the First Nations community.

The Liberals said the civil forfeiture grants provide the opportunity to engage communities in addressing outstanding public safety issues.

The projects receiving funding this year are related to combating bullying, youth crime, violence against women and family violence, human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and community crime, as well as police training and equipment.

All grant recipients will be notified, and funds paid out, before the end of March 2013.