Proceeds of crime to help fight crime

The Elk Valley RCMP will receive $5,000 in Civil Forfeiture Grants to help them respond to high risk domestic violence cases.

  • Mar. 26, 2012 7:00 p.m.

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The Elk Valley RCMP will receive $5,000 in Civil Forfeiture Grants to help them respond to high risk domestic violence cases.

A record of $5.5 million in grants has been awarded to various groups and organizations around the province from the latest round of grants.

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, said the program has been a great success.

“The issue of domestic violence is an unspoken reality that affects our families and our communities,” he said. “This funding will be a significant contribution to the efforts of our local agencies.”

B.C.’s civil forfeiture program started in 2006. This year’s total funding of $6.1 million is the highest yearly funding provided to organizations since the program started.

This year’s grants are targeted to projects in the areas of prevention and response to violence against women and children, prevention of gang activity and increased ecstasy awareness.

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