New federal grant facilitates crime prevention through social development

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

The City of Leduc received official word the federal government is extending a helping hand.

The City of Leduc, working with Leduc RCMP and Alberta Health Services, received a three-year grant for nearly $776,000 that will be used to provide support and skill development to people at risk of entering a gang lifestyle or who are already in a gang and could be in a mental health crisis. This funding will also offer wrap-around services to an individual’s support network to create a team-like approach in helping people at risk.

The federal government set aside $250 million in the Building Safer Communities Fund Grant which is specifically designed to address gun and gang violence across the country. The grant was created in 2022 and Leduc city administration submitted a proposal in May of last year.

This funding will be used to support the Leduc RCMP’s new program, PACT (Police and Crisis Team) along with a coordinator from Alberta Health Services to take a proactive approach in preventing gun and gang violence in the Leduc region.

For more information, contact Leduc Enforcement Services at 780-980-1LES (1537).

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