Proceeds from crime directed to Nanaimo non-profits

Five Nanaimo organizations will be receiving grants, provincial NDP announces

It turns out crime pays for Nanaimo, which will benefit from seized proceeds of criminal activity.

According to a B.C. NDP caucus press release, Nanaimo will receive nearly $150,000 for programs that enhance restorative justice, support healing for indigenous youth and offer support for victims of sexualized violence.

“To get tough on crime, we need to tackle the root causes that allow it to flourish,” said Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo MLA, in the press release. “Our government is taking the proceeds of crime and putting them to work with innovative Nanaimo organizations preventing domestic violence and helping get people back on the right path.”

A total of $ 147,758 will be distributed to Nanaimo region John Howard Society, Haven Society, Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Society, Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre and Nanaimo Family Life Association through the province’s civil forfeiture crime prevention and remediation grant program, which is funded through proceed of the civil forfeiture office that undermines the profit motive behind criminal activity by taking away the tools and proceeds of crime and puts them into programs that support community safety and crime prevention.

Each organization will receive about $30,000 to support programs and projects.

This year, the crime prevention and remediation grant program has awarded more than $11.8 million in grants for 267 projects led by community not-for-profits, school districts and others and since 2011 has provided more than $49 million to help organizations throughout B.C. further crime prevention efforts.

To learn more and review the full list of 2019-20 grant recipients, visit

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