The federal government pledged $1.3 million in funding Monday for a program operated by the Calgary police to prevent young people from becoming radicalized.

Spread over five years, the money from Ottawa's Community Resilience Fund will go toward the Calgary Police Service's ReDirect program, which aims to intervene with young people before they are drawn into violent extremist ideologies.

"The Government of Canada is proud to support ReDirect, a made-in-Calgary approach that combines the latest research and a multi-agency, collaborative approach to provide youth at-risk of radicalization with the support they need," said Calgary cabinet minister Kent Hehr, who made the announcement on behalf of Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

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