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Abbotsford anti-gang program to lose funding as kids head back to school

Abbotsford anti-gang program to lose funding as kids head back to school

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Amid growing concern about gang violence across the Lower Mainland, a key anti-gang program in Abbotsford, B.C. is losing its funding.The In It Together program, operated by Abbotsford Community Services, has been funded for the last five years through a grant with Public Safety Canada.LISTEN: Abbotsford anti-gang program to lose funding as kids head back to school That funding runs out in September. The group has applied to have it renewed, but there’s a problem: even if they’re accepted, the next funding window doesn’t kick in until April.This leaves a six-month gap, in which In It Together will have to wind down the front-line services it offers to about 100 at-risk youth in the city. READ MORE: Abbotsford cops seize assault rifle, fentan