Grant for parents of murdered, missing children attracts ‘modest’ number of applicants

An income-support program for parents of murdered and missing children that the federal government said would help hundreds of families annually attracted only  “modest” participation in its first year, an official said.

The grant provides $350 per week in income support for up to 35 weeks to parents who have had to take time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of a child as a result of a crime.

Officials would not release to Postmedia News figures showing the number of applicants or recipients of the grant, which became available on Jan. 1, 2013.

“As the program is in its early phase of implementation, it is too early in the program to provide data without potentially jeopardizing the privacy of families,” said Eric Morrissette, a spokesman for Employment and Social Development Canada via email.

However, a government source later said “the numbers are modest.”

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I have earned a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the University of Houston where I also minored in International Business and Print Journalism. During my time in the journalism field I had the unique opportunity to meet and interview President George W. Bush and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates during the lead up to the Iraq war. Since then my studies have focused on predictive analytics in the areas of nuclear counter-terrorism, criminal intelligence analysis and foreign policy analysis in a freelance capacity. Currently, I am pursuing a Master of Arts in Intelligence Studies at American Military University. I am a contributing member of the Academy of Political Science, member of the National Military Intelligence Association, and am an International Gold Key Scholar. That said, I have designed this collective analytical effort to operationalize and fuse various analytic frameworks so as to generate a predictive model that will mitigate cognitive bias, frivolous speculation, and nonsensical character assaults, and ultimately deliver comprehensive quantifiable OSINT products containing sound and transparent analytic judgments to the search for Dylan Redwine deliverable through a custom Geographic Information System (GIS).

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