Crime Prevention funding coming to Nelson and Creston

Some new funding is coming to the Nelson and Creston areas when it comes to crime prevention.

MLA Michelle Mungall announced the grants, totalling 150-thousand dollars, from the Crime Prevention and Remediation Program in Nelson, and 30 thousand for Creston.

Programs that mentor youth, support women escaping violence and help Indigenous families heal from intergenerational traumas will benefit from this funding...including the Nelson and District Women's Association for their Heal the Earth, Heal Ourselves Project, the Nelson Police for their Restorative Justice Community Engagement Project, the Kootenay Boundary Community Services Cooperative, for their Sky Program, and the North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society for their Healing Through Cultural Connections Project.

In the Creston area funding is going towards the Kootenai Community  Centre Society for their Reaching for Hope Support Group, and the Valley Community services Society, for their Changing Culture, Changing Outcomes project that focuses on engaging boys and men in the prevention of violence against women.

The  program is funded through proceeds of the Civil Forfeiture Office.