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Federal government investing $6.2 million for victims of crime in Nova Scotia – Halifax

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Federal authorities investing $6.2 million for victims of crime in Nova Scotia – Halifax

The federal authorities is investing greater than $6.2 million over 5 years to assist provincial applications in Nova Scotia that help victims of crime.

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Federal Justice minister David Lametti says the funding is especially essential for Indigenous victims and for survivors of sexual assault who face added obstacles in receiving entry to justice.

Greater than $3.5 million will fund a program that helps Indigenous Peoples entry the authorized system, and the cash may also go towards hiring an Indigenous victims case coordinator.

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That portion of the funding may also be used to assist observe unpaid restitution orders and to assist practice employees who administer applications for victims of crime.

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The remaining $2.68 million will fund an initiative that helps victims of sexual assault entry authorized illustration.

That program additionally helps to make sure the privateness pursuits of complainants are raised when their sexual historical past is sought as proof throughout trial.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Might 9, 2022.

© 2022 The Canadian Press


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