The Manitoba government is providing $95,000 in funding to the Portage la Prairie RCMP detachment for a program that supports young people and families at risk.
The Portage Hub began in 2018 and helps connect public and not-for-profit agencies that work with high-risk individuals or families.
According to a release from the province, the “groups proactively offer services and supports to reduce their risk of becoming involved or re-involved in the justice system.”
The funding will be used to train staff from more agencies to be part of the hub and provide other important services to help at-risk people, such as transportation vouchers.
Funding for the investment comes from the province’s criminal forfeiture fund. Nearly $450,000 will be distributed to police agencies to help their efforts to combat the illicit drug trade and reduce crime.