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Alberta offers alternative justice grants

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3:12 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Organizations in Alberta that assist offenders repair the harm they've caused victims and communities are now eligible to receive grants from the provincial government.

The province has earmarked $252,000 in funding for Alberta Community Restorative Justice (ACRJ) grants. The maximum amount available for each grant is $50,000.

Incorporated non-profit and volunteer organizations, coalitions, local community groups, First Nations and provincially sanctioned youth justice committees are all eligible to apply.

“Restorative justice creates an inclusive environment that ensures victims have a voice, and at the same time allows offenders to make meaningful restitution for their crimes. We are proud to provide this funding to enable restorative justice programs to thrive throughout Alberta,” said Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 21, 2017.