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Ontario Government Increases Investment In Community Services For Victims Of Crime

By soome2000     Dec 18, 2006 in Crime
It is a sad day, when the government needs to "invest" in community services for victims of crime. Maybe it is also time to "invest" in prisons to house criminals so that they won't just be let go to re-offend.
Applications for community groups are now being accepted for the funding.
The McGuinty government is inviting community-based agencies to apply for 2007-08 funding to help victims ofcrime, Attorney General Michael Bryant announced today. "Victims of crime need high quality community-based services to help them on the road to recovery," said Bryant. "That is why we are investing in local projects that will put the money to use where it will do the most good. Our government will invest more in victims services over four years than the previous government did over eight."
I just feel that the approach is a little backward, maybe they should do something about the criminals instead. I cannot remember a time in my life when young hoodlums would dare to invade the home of a senior citizen, thus home invasion charges. Now seriously, this couldn't have been going on all this time without someone reporting it, now it seems to happen almost weekly, if not more often.
"- Implementing a comprehensive, five-part, $5-million provincewide
strategy to combat Internet child pornography and luring
- Investing $2 million this year to boost support for community
agencies that provide shelter and counselling services to women and
children escaping violence in their homes. This two per cent increase
brings annual support to shelters to nearly $118 million
- Setting up a Hate Crimes Community Working Group to make
recommendations for improving services for victims of hate crimes and
to prevent further victimization."
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't want to see victims compensated and treated, it's just that I would like to see more done about engaging young people in more positive activities, or giving a sentence that fits the crime.
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