Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

November 08, 2010 15:02 ET

Government of Canada Announces Support for Crime Prevention in Joliette

Program offers at-risk children life skills to make smart choices

JOLIETTE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2010) - Today, Daniel Petit, Member of Parliament for Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles, on behalf of the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, announced $2.3 million to support a crime prevention project called Intervention différentielle en partenariat in the Lanaudière area. Mr. Petit was accompanied by Danielle St-Amand, Parliamentary Assistant to Quebec's Minister of Public Security, Robert Dutil.

"Today's announcement is welcome news for our community. This government is committed to preventing crime and building stronger, safer communities," said Daniel Petit, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, on behalf of Hon. Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety. "We are once again demonstrating our government's support for programs that help at-risk youth make smart choices and avoid criminal activity."

"Funding for this project will enhance crime prevention tools in Quebec. Acting quickly to address youth needs and forging partnerships with families, youth centres, schools and health and social service centres will ensure success. I am proud to announce the Government of Quebec's support for this initiative through the co-management of funding programs for crime prevention projects," said Ms. St-Amand.

Through the National Crime Prevention Strategy's (NCPS) Crime Prevention Action Fund, the Government of Canada is delivering $2.3 million over a period of three years to Les Centres jeunesse de Lanaudière for its project Intervention différentielle en partenariat. This project will address the specific needs of each child in order to reduce behaviour that could lead to criminality.

The NCPS is administered by the National Crime Prevention Centre within Public Safety Canada. The strategy provides funding support to selected projects that help prevent crime and increase knowledge about effective crime prevention measures. The NCPS's priorities are: 

  • addressing early risk factors among vulnerable children, youth, and young adults;

  • preventing recidivism among high-risk offenders;

  • fostering crime prevention in Aboriginal and Northern communities; and

  • preventing youth gang and drug-related crime.

Contact Information

  • Public Safety Canada
    Media Relations
    Office of the Quebec Minister of Public Security
    Mathieu St-Pierre
    Press Secretary