The provincial government is highlighting funding being provided to support organizations working to implement the Calls for Justice on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

In a media release sent out Monday afternoon the province highlighted the over $27 million in spending going to support efforts by those working on finding missing persons along with those working to help people dealing with inter personal violence and abuse.

Among the investments is over $800,000 which is going to support counselling and housing and other intervention supports. One of the organizations being supported to do this work is Sapohtewan House in La Ronge.

Nearly $2 million is being given to support family violence intervention programs in 14 communities including La Ronge, Meadow Lake and North Battleford.

This money also includes $170,000, which is going to the Northern Transportation and Support Initiative and Transportation Reimbursement Fund, which helps people and families leaving violent situations. These funds also help people who need a sexual assault forensic examination.

The Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) is also getting over $1 million to support the Women Turning their Lives Around Program, which aims to support women who have recently been released from custody.

Funding is also being provided to support missing person liaison program positions in Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina. There is also funding for Missing Person Task Force police positions in those same cities.

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