Crime Prevention Inventory

Crime Prevention Inventory

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Abbotsford Youth Crime Prevention (AYCP) Program

The Abbotsford Youth Crime Prevention (AYCP) Program was based on the Wraparound approach in order to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors to steer youth away from criminal/gang...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Homeless and/or runaway, Victims of crime, Visible minority/ethnic group, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: British Columbia
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

Ceasefire – Ceasefire in the HRM – Nova Scotia

In response to the escalation of gang-related violence in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, in partnership with the HRM Public Safety Office, implemented...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Nova Scotia
UPDATED ON: 2020-03-12 12:00:00 AM

Identity-Based Intervention: Preventing Criminal Gang Involvement of Youth from Immigrant Families

Identity-Based Intervention: Preventing Criminal Gang Involvement of Youth from Immigrant Families is a program that works to prevent and/or reduce the involvement of youth from immigrant families in...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Adult offenders, Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Visible minority/ethnic group, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2020-03-12 12:00:00 AM

Immigrant and Refugee Mentoring Program

The Immigrant and Refugee Mentoring Project is a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area (BGCBigs), the Canadian Council for the Advancement of...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Families, Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Social development
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Keeping Somali Youth Out of Street Gangs and Drugs

Canada has one of the largest Somali populations in the Western world and nearly 20,000 members of the Somali community live in the Edmonton area. Children of immigrant and refugee families face a...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Academic issues, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP)

The Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP) is a school- and community-based program for students that enhances youths’ internal strengths and resiliency while preventing involvement in substance use...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use
Implementation location: Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, 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

Mentoring for Inclusion

The Mentoring for Inclusion program is a crime prevention initiative designed to address the vulnerability of immigrant and refugee children and youth by building resilience through mentorship with...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Social development
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Mineur(e)s exploité(e)s sexuellement (Sexually exploited minors)

The Mineur(e)s exploité(e)s sexuellement : Soutien et intégration socioprofessionnelle (Sexually exploited minors: Support and socio-professional integration) program is an initiative aimed at...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Homeless and/or runaway, Sex workers, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Prostitution, sex trade and/or sexual exploitation
Implementation location: Quebec
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Peer Support Services for Abused Women Exiting Prostitution

The Peer Support Services for Abused Women Exiting Prostitution project is an initiative aimed at supporting women leaving prostitution and sex work by using a client directed perspective. This...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24), Adult (25-64), Seniors (65 and older)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Sex workers, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Family (domestic) violence/child maltreatment, Prostitution, sex trade and/or sexual exploitation
Implementation location: Alberta
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

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

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

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

SAFE eXiting from the Sex Trade (SAFEXST)

The SAFE eXiting from the Sex Trade (SAFEXST) project is an intervention aimed to help people involved in the sex trade exit safely. Implemented by the South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS)...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24), Adult (25-64)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Adult offenders, Homeless and/or runaway, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2), Sex workers, Visible minority/ethnic group, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Alcohol and/or drug use, Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder, Prostitution, sex trade and/or sexual exploitation
Implementation location: British Columbia
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Souls Strong Project

The Souls Strong Project is a community-based intervention program implemented by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). This program, which is based on the Wraparound approach, is aimed at...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Gang-involved (and/or at risk), 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, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Nova Scotia
UPDATED ON: 2020-03-12 12:00:00 AM

Street Smarts Program - Touchstone Family Association

Touchstone Family Association has implemented an integrated, wrap-around approach to servicing vulnerable youth at-risk of gang involvement. The Street Smarts Program provides mentorship/outreach...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Visible minority/ethnic group, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Aggressive/violent behaviours, Drug trafficking, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: British Columbia
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

Tools for Success

The Tools for Success program was implemented by the Alberta Somali Community Centre (ASCC) following the identification of the need to address the disengagement between the schools, Somali parents...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Academic issues, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Winnipeg YGPF Projects

The Winnipeg YGPF Projects are five community-based projects that provide services and supports to gang-involved youth and those at risk of gang involvement: Circle of Courage: Through cultural...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Visible minority/ethnic group, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Manitoba
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Women's Support and Recovery Program

The Women’s Support and Recovery Program is a transitional service for women who desire to exit prostitution in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The program aims to provide the appropriate services (through...

Age group: Young adult (18-24), Adult (25-64)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2), Sex workers, Visible minority/ethnic group
Topic: Prostitution, sex trade and/or sexual exploitation
Implementation location: Manitoba
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

YMCA Plusone Mentoring

YMCA Plusone Mentoring is a community-based mentoring program (traditional mentoring with a 1:1 adult to youth ratio) which places the young person at the centre of the intervention and takes into...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Placed out-of-home, Visible minority/ethnic group, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2020-03-12 12:00:00 AM

Youth At Risk Development (YARD)

The Youth at Risk Development (YARD) program is a city-wide program that focuses primarily on prevention and intervention, addressing the roots of gang involvement at the individual level by...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, 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: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM
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