Gateway Gazette

Grants for Programs that Support Victims, Prevent Crime

The Government of Alberta is supporting local crime prevention projects and programs that help victims of crime through $2 million in Civil Forfeiture Grants (CFGs).

Organizations are invited to apply for grants between $50,000 and $200,000 for projects spanning up to two years. Eligible groups include non-profit agencies, schools, municipal governments, Metis settlements and First Nations communities.

Civil forfeiture allows authorities to seize cash and property used in criminal activity or obtained by crime. Property that is forfeited to the Crown is done with proper judicial authorization by the court. Net proceeds from property obtained through civil forfeiture are distributed to organizations via CFGs.

“These grants will support crime reduction and help make Alberta communities safer. We know from past grant recipients that these grants can make a difference in the daily lives of Albertans.”

Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

 

“A Civil Forfeiture Grant allowed Servants Anonymous Society to help over 100 women recover from the trauma and victimization of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.”

Theresa Jenkins, Executive Director, Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary, past grant recipient

 

Funding will go to proposals with innovative, promising and proven practices, with a focus on:

  • children, youth, and/or their families at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity (including gang involvement); and/or
  • victims of crime or those at risk of becoming a victim of crime.

 

The deadline for submissions is noon on Oct. 27, 2016.

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