November 9, 2016 – Summerside, Prince Edward Island – Public Safety Canada
Today, Robert Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that $1.19 million in federal funding has been made available under the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) for the crime prevention project Strengthening Families Program.
The Strengthening Families Program will address the priority issue of violence correlated with substance abuse among 120 Summerside and Prince County youth aged 12 to 17 and their families. The project focuses on strengthening family relationships and helping youth improve their social competencies by staying away from problem behaviour associated to violence and substance abuse.
“Building a safe society, free of crime, begins in our homes and in our streets. It begins with our children and youth, in connection with their families. Grassroots organizations like the Boys and Girls Club has a deep understanding of the importance of youth programs and plays a key role in crime prevention, and in keeping the community safe.”
Member of Parliament for Egmont