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.
See backgrounder below.
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.<%img_newsarticle%>