The Nelson Police Department’s Restorative Justice program has received a $30,788 provincial grant for its Phoenix Project.
The program was one of 121 in B.C. sharing $4.3 million from the Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant program in an announcement Wednesday from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
“We are building safer communities by redirecting the profits of crime into projects that prevent gender-based and domestic violence, and connect victims with the services they need,” said public safety minister Mike Farnworth in a statement.
The Phoenix Project aims “to increase police, school and community referrals and in turn increase program capacity for successful restorative solutions for schools and the community.”
The grants were split up into six program streams, which included gender-based violence; domestic violence prevention; Indigenous healing; human trafficking, sexual exploitation and sex worker safety; restorative justice; and child and youth advocacy centres.