Crime prevention is the concerted effort of individuals, communities, businesses, police services and government agencies working together to address the root causes of crime. It’s important to prevent crime before it occurs by working with community organizations who are involved in creating safer communities. Everywhere in Nova Scotia, communities are taking a pro-active and preventative approach to crime and we are supporting them.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Minister’s Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention in the following categories:
The 2013 call for Lighthouses Community Grant proposals is now closed.
The Nova Scotia Department of Justice has partnered with 22 organizations across the province through the Lighthouses program. These organizations offer projects that help youth make choices to avoid crime. Each partnership is unique, meeting the needs of youth in their home communities. The partnerships allow youth to participate in designing the projects, giving youth the voice they need and giving them leadership and relationship-building skills.
The call for proposals for One-time Crime Prevention Investment Grants is now closed.
The Nova Scotia Department of Justice provided funding to 39 organizations across the province. Their projects focused on strengthening relationships in communities to reduce and prevent crime. The projects being funded will connect youth to their communities through music, bring youth and seniors together to deal with violence, connect First Nations residents with their heritage, and support driver improvement. Here is the list of the organizations that received funding.