Alberta’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Alberta’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Alberta Community Restorative Justice Grants available to non-profit groups

Funding to promote meaningful alternative dispute resolutions

Non-profit organizations can now apply for Alberta Community Restorative Justice Grants.

The province said $720,000 is available for organizations that help resolve disputes and promote meaningful alternative dispute resolutions that hold offenders accountable while addressing victims’ needs.

Last year, funding went to 22 organizations.

“The Alberta Community Restorative Justice Grants are an important part of our multi-faceted approach to protecting Albertans and reducing crime. We are proud to support the organizations on the front line of our efforts to support victims while finding ways to prevent criminals from re-offending,” said Justice Minister Kaycee Madu in a statement.

Non-profits can apply for individual grants of up to $50,000.

Eligible non-profits include organizations with non-profit legal status, community-based organizations, Indigenous communities and youth justice committees.

Funding for the grant program is made available through the Victims of Crime and Public Safety Fund.

Applications are available online and will be accepted until Dec. 15.



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