Victim support services in Nipissing are receiving $100,000 from the province.
Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, announced the funding for city police to help support victims and survivors of intimate partner violence/domestic violence, human trafficking, and child exploitation.
Kathleen Jodouin, Victim Services of Nipissing District Executive Director, says they’re pleased to partner with the North Bay Police Service on the Nipissing Victim Support Project to enhance gender-based violence victim supports in the community.
“Working in collaboration with our policing partners increases our capacity to support members of our community who have experienced gender-based violence,” Jodouin says.
The project includes a Northern Ontario training symposium on gender-based violence, an online child exploitation awareness campaign as well as tools, victim support kits, and trauma-informed training.
“Victims and survivors of crime depend on access to immediate and ongoing supports to ensure their safety and help them rebuild their lives,” says Fedeli.
He adds the Victim Support Grant is part of the government’s plan to combat violent crime and ensure that victims are not left behind.