The Manitoba government is providing more than $15,000 through the Federal Proceeds of Crime Fund to The Breach Youth Drop-in Centre in Beausejour to ensure a safe recreational place for teens in the community.
“Youth need recreational opportunities to ensure they stay engaged in their communities in a positive way,” said Justice Minister Cliff Cullen. “Our government is pleased to provide this support, which will ensure youth in Beausejour and the surrounding communities have options that are safe and constructive.”
As a crime prevention initiative, The Breach offers a safe, alternative place for teens to go during the evening. The funding provided will be used to purchase advertising, supplies and equipment for the music program. The program is run by Elim Baptist Church, Beausejour Community Church and St. Ouens Country Church.
“We thank the Manitoba government for this support, which will enable us to provide hope to youth in our community by investing in their present and future, ensuring community and cultural engagement for decades to come,” said Trevor Proutt, board member, The Breach.
This investment is made possible through the Federal Proceeds of Crime Fund, which is comprised of funds forfeited from federally prosecuted Criminal Code offences.
In addition to investments from this fund, the province has distributed more than $1.6 million to law enforcement agencies across Manitoba from its Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund this year.