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Provincial grant to help SPS support domestic abuse victims

The provincial government is supporting victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and domestic abuse through a grant program.

The Sarnia Police Service (SPS) will receive $98,998 to help address the significant increase in incidents of domestic and intimate partner violence. 

Collaborative efforts with the Sarnia-Lambton Coordinating Committee on Violence Against Women and Victim Services of Sarnia-Lambton, will include frontline and investigative training, and the integration of a Victim Services Coordinator into the SPS to review incidents of IPV and provide ongoing outreach and support to victims and survivors.  

“This funding from the province will help the police and local agencies co-ordinate, and implement important community safety initiatives,” said Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey in a news release. “I am extremely pleased that our government is making this investment to support survivors in our community.” 

Through the Victim Support Grant Program, the Ontario government is investing a total of over $4 million in 45 projects across the province.

Police Chief Derek Davis said the financial support will improve support and services for survivors within the community.

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