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WINNIPEG - Kids who get into trouble with the law are one step closer to free access to recreational facilities after a city meeting Thursday.
A report by a Winnipeg Police Service officer and city employee to the Protection and Community Services Committee recommended free access for kids who are involved in the province’s Turnabout Program, which focuses on kids 12 years old or younger who have gotten into trouble or are at risk of doing so.
The program would cost about $60,000 and serve roughly 150 families of four people according to a financial impact statement on the proposal.
The free access would also apply to the kids' families. It’s based a similar program in Halifax, N.S.
The proposal was approved Thursday by the Protection and Community Service committee and will go before council and the Executive Policy Committee.