The District 69 Family Resource Association will be the new victim services program provider for the Oceanside RCMP Detachment.
The Ministry of Public Safety and Ministry of the Solicitor General awarded the contract to the FRA, which is good for two year and half years with the term ending March 31, 2020.
The program is co-funded by the province, at approximately $56,000 per year, and the Regional District of Nanaimo, which has agreed to provide a grant of $65,000 to the FRA in August of each year of the contract. The RDN regularly budgets for this services and it is incorporated in the 2018 financial plan.
The funding pays for two coordinators, who are working from both the FRA offices and the Oceanside Detachment in Parksville to organize and facilitate services and assistance to victims of crime.
The RDN board approved the funding for the services at its regular meeting Tuesday, April 24.