CHARLOTTETOWN, September 9, 2009 – Today, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of Public Safety, announced federal support of over $1.5 million for three projects aimed at preventing and reducing crime in Prince Edward Island.
“This government is committed to making communities in Prince Edward Island safer, and preventing crime before it happens,” said Minister Van Loan. “We believe that when it comes to addressing crime we have to take action. The funding announced today will support programs that offer youth faced with difficult circumstances the life skills to make smart choices and avoid negative influences.”
Through the National Crime Prevention Strategy, the Government of Canada is providing federal support to the Aboriginal Women’s Association of Prince Edward Island, the Adventure Group, and the John Howard Society of Prince Edward Island. These projects will work with at-risk children, youth and young adults in communities throughout Prince Edward Island in an effort to prevent and reduce crime, as well as provide those most at risk with alternatives to a life of crime.