Crime Prevention Inventory

Crime Prevention Inventory

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ACCESS Open Minds

ACCESS Open Minds - New Brunswick (NB) is a Canadian research project looking to find the best practices for providing mental health care to young persons. ACCESS Open Minds seeks to create and...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous
Topic: Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder
Implementation location: Alberta, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2020-03-12 12:00:00 AM

Alluriarniq: Stepping Forward

Alluriarniq: Stepping Forward is a program that aims to assist Inuit adults and youth who are involved in prostitution or who are victims of sexual exploitation to safely exit the sex trade or reduce...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24), Adult (25-64), Seniors (65 and older)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Sex workers, Victims of crime
Topic: Alcohol and/or drug use, Prostitution, sex trade and/or sexual exploitation
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Better Beginnings, Better Futures (BBBF)

The Better Beginnings, Better Futures (BBBF) program is a comprehensive, community-based prevention initiative that is premised upon an ecological approach, using a combination of individual-...

Age group: Early childhood (0-6), Late childhood (7-11)
Population served: Families
Topic: Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Social/economic disadvantage
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Blueprint Pathways

Blueprint Pathways, a program from the BluePrintForLife group, is an initiative that aims to empower youth in detention and custody facilities by using hip hop and group discussions on mental health...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Adult offenders, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Bullying/cyberbullying, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Community Justice Program - Northwest Territories

Community Justice Programs in the Northwest Territories (NWT) are managed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) in partnership with the Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS). Community...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24), Adult (25-64), Seniors (65 and older)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Adult offenders, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Hubs/situation tables
Implementation location: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Coping Power Program

The Coping Power Program is a multi-component intervention program that targets youth who are in the process of transitioning to middle school. The program targets cognitive distortions among...

Age group: Early childhood (0-6), Late childhood (7-11)
Population served: No specific targeted population
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Durham Youth Gang Strategy (DYGS)

The Durham Youth Gang Strategy (DYGS) is a comprehensive program developed by the Durham Family Court Clinic (DFCC) and the Murray McKinnon Foundation (MMF) to support prevention and intervention...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Exit Doors Here: Helping Sex Workers Leave Prostitution

The Exit Doors Here: Helping Sex Workers Leave Prostitution program, implemented by Elizabeth Fry Toronto, aims to help women wanting to exit prostitution by providing them a time-based service...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24), Adult (25-64), Seniors (65 and older)
Population served: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2), Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Sex workers
Topic: Prostitution, sex trade and/or sexual exploitation
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Fourth ‘R’: Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships

The Fourth ‘R’: Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships (Fourth ‘R’) program is an interactive classroom curriculum that aims to reduce youth dating violence by addressing youth violence and...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous
Topic: Alcohol and/or drug use, Bullying/cyberbullying, Teen dating violence
Implementation location: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Gang Prevention Strategy (GPS)

The Gang Prevention Strategy (GPS) is a gang prevention program aimed at identifying youth at risk of gang involvement and providing them with treatment to reduce their risk factors and ultimately...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Gang-involved (and/or at risk)
Topic: Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Gang Reduction Program (GRP)

The Gang Reduction Program (GRP) is a comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated approach to preventing and reducing gang activity. The GRP is the current iteration of the Office of Juvenile Justice...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Adult offenders, Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Gang and/or related criminal activities, Recidivism
Implementation location: British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Mentoring for Change. Mentoring for Good.

The Mentoring for Change. Mentoring for Good. program is a community-based mentoring program that helps referred youth resist or mitigate the risk factors of violence and enhance skills that lead to...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Placed out-of-home, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

The Multisystemic Therapy (MST) program is an intensive family- and community-based treatment intervention that focuses on working with families in the settings in which the problem behaviours occur...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Placed out-of-home, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Ontario, Quebec
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Pathways to Education Program

The Pathways to Education Program, otherwise known as Pathways, provides multi-faceted and long-term support to young people living in low-income neighbourhoods. The program is centered on academic...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: No specific targeted population
Topic: Academic issues, Social/economic disadvantage
Implementation location: Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Positive Alternative to Youth Gangs (PAYG)

The Positive Alternative to Youth Gangs (PAYG) program works with high risk, ethno-racial minority youth living in the Jane-Finch community of Toronto to prevent them from joining street gangs or...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Visible minority/ethnic group, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Prevention Intervention Toronto (PIT)

Prevention Intervention Toronto (PIT) is a 36-week intervention cycle that is comprised of three distinct phases: Needs Assessment (8 weeks), Group Training (20 weeks), and Integration (8 weeks)...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Adult offenders, Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Project Early Intervention (PEI)

The Project Early Intervention (PEI) program provides high-quality programming and life skills education opportunities to children who are identified as at risk for criminal behaviour. The program is...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11)
Population served: Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Social/economic disadvantage
Implementation location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND)

Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) is a school-based program consisting of twelve 40- to 50-minute lessons that include motivational activities, social skills training, and decision-making...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Academic issues, Alcohol and/or drug use
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Project Venture

Project Venture is an outdoor youth development program developed by the National Indian Youth Leadership Project (NIYLP) that is aimed to prevent substance abuse among Indigenous youth. The program...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2020-03-12 12:00:00 AM

Project Youth Options for Success (Project YOS)

The Project Youth Options for Success (Project YOS), is based on the Wraparound and the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.). Project YOS works with youth, the family, the school...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24), Adult (25-64)
Population served: Adult offenders, Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

RAJO Somali Youth Empowerment Project

The RAJO (Somali word for “hope”) Somali Youth Empowerment project is a multi-agency therapeutic crime prevention and intervention program that provides culturally sensitive services to high-risk...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Families, Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Visible minority/ethnic group, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Alberta, Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2020-03-12 12:00:00 AM

REBOUND Program

The REBOUND Program is part of the Youth Diversion Program which was established in 1984. REBOUND works in partnership with the community to deliver quality programs to assist youth to make positive...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Social development
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy (ROE) is an evidence-based classroom program that seeks to reduce levels of aggression among school children by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. The...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

School Resource Officer (SRO) Program

The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program supports the placement of Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) Constables in elementary, middle and high schools within various school divisions in Winnipeg...

Age group: Early childhood (0-6), Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: No specific targeted population
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Bullying/cyberbullying, Drug trafficking, Gang and/or related criminal activities, Property crime
Implementation location: Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Stop Now And Plan (SNAP)

The SNAP® program is a gender-sensitive cognitive behavioural multi-component family-focused model (SNAP® Boys and SNAP® Girls). There is also SNAP® for Schools. The SNAP® program employs a...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Families, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Strengthening Families Program (SFP)

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) aims to reduce problem behaviours, delinquency, alcohol and drug abuse in children and youth and to improve social competencies and school performance. The...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Families, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Stride (Community Justice Initiatives)

The Stride program is a women-centered crime prevention program based on community and relationship building between women involved in the justice system and volunteers to better prepare for and...

Age group: Young adult (18-24), Adult (25-64), Seniors (65 and older)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Adult offenders, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Recidivism
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

The Hub - Community Mobilization Prince Albert (CMPA)

The Community Mobilization Prince Albert (CMPA) approach (also known as the Hub Model) is a multi-agency team focused on crime prevention. This risk-driven, collaborative community intervention is...

Age group: Not age specific
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Families
Topic: Hubs/situation tables, Social/economic disadvantage
Implementation location: Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is a parenting program that gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently manage their children’s behaviours and build strong...

Age group: Early childhood (0-6), Late childhood (7-11)
Population served: Families
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Wraparound

Wraparound is an intensive, individualized care management program designed for youth with serious or complex emotional and/or behavioural problems. It is designed to prevent fragmentation and ‘gaps’...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Families, Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Youth at Risk Development – Hamilton (YARD Hamilton)

Youth at Risk Development (YARD Hamilton) is a youth gang prevention program implemented by the John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington and the neighbouring area in partnership with the Hamilton...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Adult offenders, Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Gang and/or related criminal activities, Recidivism
Implementation location: Ontario
UPDATED ON: 2020-03-12 12:00:00 AM

Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP)

The Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP) – also known as the Philadelphia Youth Violence Reduction Partnership when it was the first initiative that was launched in 1999 by the Philadelphia...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Adult offenders, Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Gang and/or related criminal activities, Recidivism
Implementation location: Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM
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