RDN approves budget for D69 Community Justice

The Regional District of Nanaimo board apporoved the base funding for the District 69 Community Justice budget for 2018.

The board, at its regular board meeting on Oct. 24, set the funding budget for next year at $102,796. It also approved the applications submitted under the District 69 Community Justice Committee Grant in Aid totalling $7,600.

The Community Justice funding supports restorative justice, victim services and community policing in the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach and in Electoral Areas E, F, G and H. It is funded through the RDN’s Crime Prevention and Community Justice Support Service.

The Arrowsmith Community Justice Society’s Restorative Justice will receive $30,000, the Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers $34,220, and the Family Resource Association’s Victim Services $65,001.

As for grants, Corcan-Meadowood Residents Association will receive $800 to purchase a large emergency medical kit for the new community centre, scheduled to be built in 2018. The Shorewood-San Pareil Owners and Residents Association will get $4,800, which it will use to obtain adequate signage and communication plans to inform residents and visitors of services and emergency evacuation routes.

The Men’s Centre has been granted $2,000 to provide funding to individuals from low income families to take a court-appointed, 16-hour course provided by the court costing $160.

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