Uncertainty over whether Brockton will receive Court Security Funding for 2020 is over.
Lobbying efforts to ensure Court Security funding continues to flow Brockton’s ways has paid off for another year.
Brockton has received notification from the Ministry’s Public Safety Division of approval to continue the Court Security and Prisoner Transportation grant for 2020.
For Brockton, this means a municipal allotment of $245 thousand dollars which is an increase of $29 thousand dollars from the previous year.
During the ROMA Conference (January) Peabody met with Solicitor General Sylvia Jones to discuss the necessity of Court Security and Prisoner Transportation Costs for Brockton.
Peabody says the Solicitor General was very supportive towards Brockton’s request.
The municipality that hosts a court house is responsible for the policing costs associated with it such as court security and prisoner transportation.
This is an expense that Brockton, Owen Sound and Goderich face each year.
The City of Owen Sound’s Court Security and Prisoner Transportation funding is set at $422,200 this year, which represents a 32-thousand-dollar decrease.
City staff says the decrease in funding reflects lower 2019 court security and prisoner transportation costs.
They report that funding fluctuates from year to year and is based on the actual costs of the previous year.