Department of Justice Canada

Department of Justice Canada

April 07, 2009 10:33 ET

Government of Canada Provides Funding to Assist the Regroupement des intervenants en matière d'agression sexuelle

SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Member of Parliament for Megantic-L'Erable, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced $10,000 in federal funding to the Regroupement des Intervenants en Matiere d'Agression Sexuelle.

The funding will go towards the Regroupement's fifth congress which aims to provide French-speaking participants an opportunity meet and share experiences; to find new ways to deal with sexual assault, and to stimulate thinking on evolving social and criminal policies dealing with the prevention of sexual abuse.

"The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canadians are safe at home and in their communities," said Minister Paradis. "Through this contribution, we are assisting the Regroupement in promoting research and sharing best practices in the prevention of sexual abuse, thereby contributing to the security of Canadians and strengthening our criminal justice system."

The Regroupement des Intervenants en Matiere d'Agression Sexuelle represents various sectors of the public, university, corrections, youth and community groups. Its mandate is to provide a means for exchanging information among stakeholders, offer training activities on developments in the field of sexual abuse, create guidelines for evaluating the treatment of sexual abusers, offer opinions on policies concerning sexual abusers, promote treatment for sexual abusers, and promote an integrated vision for dealing with sexual abusers.

The investment highlighted today falls under the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program, administered by Department of Justice Canada, which supports activities that respond to the changing conditions affecting Canadian justice policy.

For more information on the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program: http://www.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/pb/prog/jpif.html.

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