Government of Yukon

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FOR RELEASE     #11-082
June 20, 2011


Projects share Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund money

WHITEHORSE—The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund is supporting seven projects with $129,700 in six Yukon communities, Justice Minister Marian C. Horne announced today.

The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund awards money to projects designed to:

  • provide services and information to support victims of offences;
  • help reduce the incidences of crime;
  • address the root cause of criminal behaviour;
  • prevent violence against women and children; and
  • publicize information about crime prevention and how people can protect themselves from becoming victims.

“Preventing crime and ensuring there is adequate support for victims in all Yukon communities is a priority for the Yukon government,” Horne said. “I am pleased to announce the continued funding for this worthwhile programming.”

The fund is supported through a variety of sources, as set out in the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Act.

The Board of Trustees reviews proposals and awards money two times a year. The next deadline for funding is September 1.

The public is invited to donate money to support community projects by contacting Victim Services and Community Justice at 867-667-8746.

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 See backgrounder below.

Contact  

Brianne Young
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7949
brianne.young@gov.yk.ca

Chris Ross
Communications, Justice
867-393-7081
chris.ross@gov.yk.ca


Spring 2011 Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund awards

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations was awarded $50,000 to support their Strengthening Families Camp. Contact Tracy Kane at 1-867-634-4222.

The Vuntut Gwitchin Government received $35,000 in support of their Healing Our Community: A Land-based Workshop on Preventing Violence. Contact Jennifer Flett or Daryl Charlie at 867-996-3261.

The Skookum Jim Friendship Centre was awarded $13,700 to support the Rediscovery Wilderness Program. Contact Jonathan Stockdale at 867-633-7691.

Les EssentiElles will receive $11,500 in support of their Sexual Assault Prevention Workshops. Contact Ketsia Houde at 1-867-668-2636.

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in will receive $10,000 for its Advance Knife Making Workshops. Contact Georgina Taylor at 867-993-7148.

The Yukon Circle of Change received $8,000 to support the Next Step to Being the Change Community Workshop and the Be the Change Movement. Contact Helen Anne Girouard at 867-633-6719.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY) was awarded $1,500 to assist with their Dawson City Literacy Tutoring/Wilderness Day Camp. Contact Joel Macht at 867-668-5167.

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