News release

First Annual Minister's Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention

The Department of Justice is now accepting nominations for the first annual Minister's Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention.

The award will be given in six categories, and will recognize the efforts of those who are making significant contributions to a safer Nova Scotia.

"We want to show people across the province involved in grassroots initiatives that we applaud and support their hard work," said Attorney General and Justice Minister Cecil Clarke. "This award is an important part of our crime prevention and reduction strategy, Time to Fight Crime Together."

The Department of Justice will select one nominee in each of the following categories:

  • individual
  • youth
  • community group or organization
  • community policing
  • media
  • business community.

"Our neighbourhoods only become safer when we all work together," said Stephanie MacInnis-Langley, director of the crime prevention unit. "This award will help identify and recognize the many crime prevention efforts already underway across Nova Scotia."

For more information on the awards, including guidelines, criteria and nomination forms please go to the department website at www.gov.ns.ca/just. Deadline for nominations is March 6.

The awards will be presented by Mr. Clarke April 2 at the First Annual Crime Prevention Symposium in Halifax.

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The Department of Justice is now accepting nominations for the first annual Minister's Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention.

The awards will recognize the efforts of those who are making significant contributions to a safer Nova Scotia.

Attorney General and Justice Minister Cecil Clarke says the awards are an important part of the province's crime prevention and reduction strategy, Time to Fight Crime Together.

There are six award categories, individual, youth, community group or organization, community policing, media and business community.

Nominations close March 6. For more information go to the department website at gov-dot-ns-slash-just.

The awards will be presented at the First Annual Crime Prevention Symposium Thursday, April 2nd.

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