Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

October 04, 2010 11:17 ET

Member of Parliament Guy Lauzon Announces Support for Crime Prevention in Cornwall

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

CORNWALL, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2010) - Today, Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry, on behalf of the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, announced $1,400,000 to support the implementation of The Eastern Ontario Training Board's Target One Two (Stop Now and Plan) program, also known as SNAP®, in the Cornwall area.

"Our government is committed to preventing crime and building stronger communities," said MP Guy Lauzon. "Today's announcement clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to preventing crime, and helping at-risk youth in the Cornwall area make smart choices. Through the support we're announcing today we are showing we are serious about reducing crime and helping youth avoid criminal activities."

Through the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS), the Government of Canada is delivering $1,400,000 over a period of three and half years to the Eastern Ontario Training Board for its Target One Two (Stop Now and Plan) Program. The SNAP® model is Canadian based and internationally recognized. It helps children and parents better manage anger by getting them to stop, think and plan positive alternatives before they act impulsively.

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.

For more information, please visit the website www.publicsafety.gc.ca

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