A total of $720,000 is available for organizations that help resolve disputes and promote meaningful alternative dispute resolutions that hold offenders accountable while addressing victims’ needs. This approach provides better outcomes for victims, lowers reoffending rates and helps ease the burden on the court system. Last year, funding went to 22 organizations.

“The Alberta Community Restorative Justice Grants are an important part of our multi-faceted approach to protecting Albertans and reducing crime. We are proud to support the organizations on the front line of our efforts to support victims while finding ways to prevent criminals from reoffending.”

Kaycee Madu, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

Non-profits can apply for individual grants of up to $50,000. Eligible non-profits include organizations with non-profit legal status, community-based organizations, Indigenous communities and youth justice committees. Funding for the grant program is made available through the Victims of Crime and Public Safety Fund.

The application period for interested organizations runs until Dec. 15. Applications are available online.