Acadia student awarded leadership in crime prevention grant

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Valley groups among community crime prevention grant winners

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An Acadia student and a provincial group active in the Valley were announced as recipients of leadership in community crime prevention and reduction investment grants.

Justice Minister Lena Diab presented awards to four individuals and six groups today, April 9, as part of the annual Crime Prevention Symposium.

Acadia University student Callie Lathem received a grant in the youth category for her work advocating for sexual violence prevention, social justice and equity.

Citizens on Patrol, a group that has an active Kings County chapter, received a grant in the community category. Nova Scotia Citizens on Patrol is a volunteer-based group that supports police agencies with aspects of public safety.

Community crime prevention grants were also announced this week. The program funds community activities, projects and programs that address root causes of crime.

"We're all impacted by crime in our communities, and we all need to work together to create solutions," said Diab. "To encourage this, we asked groups to collaborate on projects that support crime prevention and strengthen relationships in their communities. We believe building positive relationships is the foundation of a vibrant and safe community."

In the Valley Region the Hants County Youth Ambassadors Community Response Project and Kings Distracted Driving Initiative recieved grants.

The program awards up to $40,000 annually in amounts of $1,000 to $5,000. Click here for the full list.

Organizations: Acadia University

Geographic location: Halifax, Kings

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