Manitoba Liberals Will Launch “Safe Place” Program to Build Safer Communities

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba Liberal Government will keep Manitobans safer, prevent crime, and improve community safety by launching “Safe Place” programs so people at risk can find a safe place to go, 24 hours a day, as well as a Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) to reduce gang violence and help those involved with gangs live a life free from crime.

“Whether the PCs or the NDP were in power, the response to Manitoba’s crime rate hasn’t worked. Meth-driven crime is skyrocketing and too many people are living in fear in their own homes,” said Lamont. “A Manitoba Liberal Government is committed to using proven techniques that will drive the crime rate down by preventing crime and steering people to safety before they get into trouble.”

A Manitoba Liberal Government will work in partnership with municipalities and community organizations by investing in:  

- 24-hour safe spaces for kids with accessible recreational programs, especially to divert young people away from gangs

- 24-hour safe spaces for people experiencing domestic violence 

- 24-hour warming facilities for people who are homeless