Cornwall ON – The Member of Parliament for Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry, on behalf of the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, announced $1,400,000 to support the implementation of The Eastern Ontario Training Board’s Target One Two (Stop Now and Plan) program, also known as SNAP®, in the Cornwall area.
“Our government is committed to preventing crime and building stronger communities,” said the MP . “Today’s announcement clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to preventing crime, and helping at-risk youth in the Cornwall area make smart choices. Through the support we’re announcing today we are showing we are serious about reducing crime and helping youth avoid criminal activities.”
Through the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS), the Government of Canada is delivering $1,400,000 over a period of three and half years to the Eastern Ontario Training Board for its Target One Two (Stop Now and Plan) Program. The SNAP® model is Canadian based and internationally recognized. It helps children and parents better manage anger by getting them to stop, think and plan positive alternatives before they act impulsively.
The NCPS is administered by the National Crime Prevention Centre within Public Safety Canada. The strategy provides funding support to selected projects that help prevent crime and increase knowledge about effective crime prevention measures. The NCPS’s priorities are:
- addressing early risk factors among vulnerable children, youth, and young adults;
- preventing recidivism among high-risk offenders;
- fostering crime prevention in Aboriginal and Northern communities; and
- preventing youth gang and drug-related crime.
Does this include a juvenile prison for our area? Maybe a new boot camp in St Andrews?
Reg, you are just upset that the Board of Education and their teachers and their parents are being replaced by the Police. The schools would have misspent the money forcing the kids to read and write, develop critical understanding skills and stay in after school programs. What’s wrong with juvenile prisons? My MP would gladly spend 9 billion dollars on juvenile prisons.
I think a work camp is a good idea. If they are made to fix, clean or right the wrong they have commited, in publi creating a little humility, they may learn. Boot camps and jouvenile homes in some cases provide a better enviroment then home.
Tough love by courts instead of a tap on the wrist, and put some teeth in the Ontario’s Parental Responsibilty Act would be a good start.
I would also like to see the Police actually stop, say in a school yard or where young people are, and just talk with them.
Did I read that right, an agency within an agency, providing our tax money to another angency?
Sounds like Ontario’s health network….
Yes, one should definitely stop and think of what the consequences to their actions may be, it is simple common sense yet again, being funded by our tax dollars.. Though I do believe that our young one’s require guidance, this should be taught properly by teachers, etc.. And as Eric so aptly pointed out, an agency within an agency, providing our tax money to another agency.. This has about as much common sense for value to our money as the 46,900 that was spent to teach people common sense on driving properly so that they get the most value out of their gas.. except done from the federal level this time..
Eric: It’s called “Job Creation” here in Ontario.
Grimalot: Okay it’s sure the Fed’s (read Stephen Harper & Co.) gave the money to the provincial Fiberals (read McGuinty & Co.) who will probably see how they can misappropriate those funds.