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Nunavut justice officials are looking for proposals on how to spend $300000
in funding earmarked to provide support for victims of crime. ...
Nunavut justice officials are looking for proposals on how to spend
$300,000 in funding earmarked to provide support for victims of crime.
The Justice Department is inviting proposals from individuals and groups
on the funding, which comes from the fines paid when people are convicted
The money is not meant to be paid directly to individual victims, but is
instead aimed toward supporting victims in general.
"When a victim does have something very negative happen in their lives, it
has a ripple effect in their families and their schools and their
communities," Al Hartley, the government's director of community justice,
told CBC News.
"So this is a way for the community to try to repair some of that and help
people move on to more productive lives, more healthier lives and
In the territory's capital, Iqaluit, Coun. Jim Little said the city's
public safety committee, which he chairs, would like to find a way to help
victims of domestic abuse who don't call police or press charges.
"We want to raise awareness in the community that crime is unacceptable
within the general population," Little said.
"When I walk by somebody in the front entrance of Northmart that's
obviously been battered, and I just sort of avert their eyes and walk
away, what kind of a message am I giving that person?"
Nunavummiut have until June 5 to submit their ideas. Hartley said the
department can provide assistance to those putting together proposals.