In March 2013, the ministry awarded $1,055,318 of civil forfeiture proceeds to 84 grant recipients throughout the province to prevent youth crime, violence against women and family violence, bullying, and human trafficking and sexual exploitation. read more
Budget 2013 allocates $1.14 billion for the Ministry of Justice - up 2.5 per cent from last year. This includes a $3.9-million increase for BC Corrections to reflect funding for operational base pressures. read more
The new contract has been a key milestone in creating a new vision for policing in B.C. Communities can have confidence that all of the policing partners - federal, provincial, municipal, and the RCMP itself - are committed to modernizing policing in B.C. through collaboration. read more
B.C. has RCMP provincial force, 61 RCMP municipal forces, 11 independent municipal police departments, a First Nations-administered Police Service, the RCMP federal force, and the transit police. read more
When travelling long distances, it's necessary to turn around to see how far we've come. With this in mind, let's look at what's changed in our justice system since government issued a green paper a year ago on the challenges facing B.C.'s justice system - challenges that many other jurisdictions are struggling with as well.
Saturday night's earthquake near Haida Gwaii serves as a reminder to all of us just how important it is to be prepared for emergencies. In the days since this event, a number of questions and concerns have come forward around how and when communities received tsunami information from the B.C. government. read more
Local authorities are the legislated lead in an emergency, but the B.C. government provides assistance through Emergency Management BC's (EMBC) co-ordination role that helps communities connect with the resources they need. read more
As a result of forecasts of prolonged weather systems bringing rain and increased snow melt to regions where water levels are already high, the River Forecast Centre in B.C. has issued several advisories and warnings. read more