The Government of Saskatchewan’s first payout of $200,000 from the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund is providing more support to police operations and Saskatchewan victims of crime.
The fund operated by the Ministry of Justice is providing the Regina Police Service with $100,000 and the Victims’ Fund with $100,000.
“The Fund has grown to $1.31 million since it was established in 2009, so we are pleased to have the opportunity to invest some of this funding back into the community,” Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell said. “The Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund is another example of our strong commitment to communities and families.”
“We’re pleased to distribute funding to police services and support ongoing services for victims of crime in Saskatchewan,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said. “This fund will continue to be important as we work together to reduce crime and victimization in our province.”
The Seizure of Criminal Property Act, 2009 provides for the forfeiture of property that is considered to be proceeds or an instrument of unlawful activity. The Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund was formed pursuant to the Act to assist in the fight against crime. These efforts assist in keeping communities safe and also provide additional resources for police operations and victims services.