Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Be the Peace Institute
Location: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Date: 2016-10-06
Value: $234,000.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 36-month project will address systemic issues faced by women victims of violence when accessing the justice system across Nova Scotia. The project will empower women, both within and outside of the justice system, to have greater influence in changing how the provincial criminal justice system treats women in cases of gender based (domestic, intimate partner, sexualized) violence. The project will engage with a wide array of stakeholders, decision makers, and key informants to identify barriers to women’s access to the justice system. A critical analysis of the issues and barriers will be completed and used to identify leverage points for change, and to develop and implement a strategic action plan. The action plan will seek to integrate a restorative lens that honours women’s needs, while acting to influence policy and practice through the implementation of systemic solutions.
Comments: Co-applicants in this project include: The Association of Black Social Workers. Multi-year project.