Government funds drug treatment project for youth in conflict with the law
Effective, efficient and timely substance abuse treatment strategies for youth involved in the criminal justice system
January 24, 2014 – Moncton, NB – Justice Canada
Today, on behalf of the Minister of Justice, Peter MacKay, Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister, announced $100,000 in funding to support a project that will train front-line community workers and criminal justice personnel from across New Brunswick on effective, efficient and timely substance abuse treatment strategies for youth involved in the criminal justice system.
This funding is one of the latest federal government actions taken under the National Anti-Drug Strategy, which focuses on prevention and access to treatment for those with drug dependencies, while getting tough on drug dealers and producers who threaten the safety of our youth and communities.
“Our Government will continue to invest in crime prevention programs. We are very proud of the innovative work done with our partners under the National Anti-Drug Strategy to help rehabilitate youth in conflict with the law who have substance abuse issues”.
Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice
“Through our Government’s Treatment Action Plan, we are effectively responding to the root causes of youth crime. Our Government is committed to these important initiatives, which encourage youth to contribute positively and productively to society. As leaders of tomorrow, they can help us keep our streets and communities safe”.
Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
“The Government of New Brunswick is dedicated to improving approaches to youth in conflict with the law. Equipping and training criminal justice personnel is an important step to helping the province get closer to our goal of becoming a world leader in crime prevention and reduction.”
Bruce Northrup, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of New Brunswick
Office of the Minister of Justice
Department of Justice