Crime Prevention Inventory

Crime Prevention Inventory

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Alternative Suspension (AS)

Alternative Suspension (AS) is a program aimed at providing tailored interventions and support to youth who have been suspended from school or who are at-risk of being suspended; AS is designed to...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: No specific targeted population
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Assessment, Support, Intervention and Success Team (ASIST)

The Assessment Support Intervention and Success Team (ASIST) focuses on youth who have been expelled or are at risk of expulsion from their current school as a result of violent and/or anti-social...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: No specific targeted population
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Bamboo Shield

Bamboo Shield is focused on positive youth development. The project was introduced to stem the tide of a growing number of Aboriginal and newcomer youth sliding into substance use and criminal...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Families, Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Social/economic disadvantage
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Circle of Courage Youth Intervention Program

The Circle of Courage Youth Intervention Program, based on the program Circle of Courage®, aims to provide culturally sensitive intervention to at-risk youth active in the criminal justice system...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Connections Program

The Connections Program provides targeted support services and interventions to students in grades 7 through 12 identified as being at risk of becoming involved with (or who already involved in) the...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: No specific targeted population
Topic: Academic issues, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Eden Valley ART Program

The Eden Valley ART Program was created following an identified opportunity to engage youth in the community from grades 5-12 at the Chief Jacob Bearspaw School. These students, some of whom had had...

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: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, 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

Education Programming

Corrections-based education programming is offered in multiple correctional facilities throughout the province. Addressing education and employment risks directly affect a client’s potential to...

Age group: Young adult (18-24), Adult (25-64), Seniors (65 and older)
Population served: Adult offenders
Topic: Academic issues, Recidivism
Implementation location: Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Employment Essentials Program

The Employment Essentials Program is offered within secure and reduced custody facilities in Saskatchewan. It is an employment readiness program that helps offenders work on all five areas of...

Age group: Young adult (18-24), Adult (25-64), Seniors (65 and older)
Population served: Adult offenders
Topic: Academic issues, Recidivism
Implementation location: Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Families and Schools Together (F&ST)

In Calgary, high stress and social isolation of families with children is becoming more commonplace. Parents work all day and arrive home late and tired, which limits their opportunity for meaningful...

Age group: Early childhood (0-6), Late childhood (7-11)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Families, Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees
Topic: Academic issues, Alcohol and/or drug use
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Family and Youth Supports

The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) serves immigrants and refugees through settlement and integration services, English language training, and employment supports. Within EMCN’s Family...

Age group: Not age specific
Population served: Families, Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Persons with disabilities, Placed out-of-home, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder, Family (domestic) violence/child maltreatment, Social/economic disadvantage
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Girls Circle

The Girls Circle model is a unique gender-based program that addresses the needs of girls by focusing on increasing connections, building empathic skills, and developing resiliency. The Girls Circle...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Prince Edward Island
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Heathly Families Initiative (HFI)

The Healthy Families Initiative (HFI) pilot project is a two year multi-Ministry initiative aimed to address complex issues facing Saskatchewan’s most vulnerable families. The pilot is being...

Age group: Not age specific
Population served: Families
Topic: Academic issues, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder, Family (domestic) violence/child maltreatment
Implementation location: Saskatchewan
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 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: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Integrated Service Delivery

Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) is a local and regional governance and service delivery framework that enables partners to better work together, using a coordinated and integrated approach to meet...

Age group: Early childhood (0-6), Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Families
Topic: Academic issues, Alcohol and/or drug use, Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder
Implementation location: New Brunswick
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

Learning Through The Arts

Learning Through The Arts (LTTA) brings specially-trained dramatic artists, musicians, visual artists, dancers, and writers to work creatively with teachers and community program coordinators to...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
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

Lighthouses

Lighthouses program is a youth crime-prevention program supported by Manitoba Justice. It is an initiative of Neighbourhoods Alive (NA!)! NA! is a long-term, community-based, social and economic...

Age group: Early childhood (0-6), Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Property crime, Situational crime prevention
Implementation location: Manitoba
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

Music Factory Project

The Music Factory Project took place in Cold Lake, Stoney Nation, and Calgary. It was designed to enrich the lives of vulnerable, at-risk youth so that they may experience success, improve...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Families, Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Gang and/or related criminal activities, Social/economic disadvantage
Implementation location: Alberta
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

Programme cognitif-comportemental appliqué à des adolescentes hébergées en centre jeunesse

The Programme cognitif-comportemental appliqué à des adolescentes hébergées en centre jeunesse is a program that employs cognitive behavioural techniques to address problematic behaviours displayed...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Families, Gang-involved (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Gang and/or related criminal activities, Property crime, Prostitution, sex trade and/or sexual exploitation, Teen dating violence
Implementation location: Quebec
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

RADAR: Re-Engaging Academically Disconnected Adolescents Respectfully

Re-Engaging Academically Disconnected Adolescents Respectfully (RADAR) is an initiative designed to fill gaps in support for Calgary youth aged 13 to 15 who are on the spectrum of homelessness and...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Homeless and/or runaway, Placed out-of-home, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder, Social development
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 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

Reclaiming Youth with Hope: A Hope-Focused Service-learning Project

The foundation for a Hope-Focused Service Learning (HFSL) project is built on the premise that the prospect of hope encourages individuals to work toward a desired and possible future. The...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Alberta
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

Schools as Community Hubs (SACH)

The REACH Schools as Community Hubs (SACH) pilot project was a crime prevention program working to build a safe community for children, youth, and their families in Edmonton. The intent of this...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Families, Newcomers, immigrants and/or refugees
Topic: Academic issues, Hubs/situation tables
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Second Chance for Young Mothers

The Second Chance for Young Mothers (SCFYM) program was developed by the Enoch Cree Nation to address the growing need for social supports for young Aboriginal mothers (under 30 years old). The...

Age group: Young adult (18-24), Adult (25-64)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Individuals suffering from FASD
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Selkirk Team for At-Risk Teens (S.T.A.R.T.)

The Selkirk Team for At-Risk Teens (S.T.A.R.T.) is a coordinated inter-agency case planning program for high-risk youth in Selkirk (Manitoba) and the surrounding area which utilizes community and...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Adult offenders, Placed out-of-home, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder
Implementation location: Manitoba
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

The Ally Intervention Program

The Ally Intervention Program is a multimodal intervention program intended for youth who exhibit behavioural problems at school and at home and are considered to be at risk of school and social...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11)
Population served: No specific targeted population
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: New Brunswick, Quebec
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

The Relentless Youth Worker Pilot Project

The project involved five specially trained Relentless Youth Workers who connected with high risk youth, carrying out “interruptions with a purpose”. The intent of these connections was to build...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Adult offenders, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

The Way In: A Program to Engage Aboriginal Youth and their Families

The Way In was designed to be a wrap-around service delivery project that is based on a series of promotional, prevention, and intervention activities. The Aboriginal Commitment Coach (ACC) position...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Families, Placed out-of-home, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta
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

Training Resources for Youth (T.R.Y.), Help Eliminate Auto Theft (H.E.A.T.) and Genisis

These integrated case management and employment readiness (or return to school) programs are exclusively for justice involved youth. Several programs fall under the ‘employment readiness’ category...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Adult offenders, Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Individuals suffering from FASD, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Alcohol and/or drug use, Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder, Gang and/or related criminal activities, Property crime, Recidivism
Implementation location: Manitoba
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Velocity Adventure Program

The Velocity Adventure program, otherwise known as Velocity, is an adventure-based program for youth aimed at reducing antisocial behaviour, increasing attachment to school, and reducing substance...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Newfoundland and Labrador
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: 2018-07-17 12:00:00 AM

Young Educated Long-Term Leaders (YELL) Girls Group

iHuman’s Young Educated Long-Term Leaders (YELL) Girls Group was developed in response to a gap in services in Edmonton’s inner city. YELL’s primary focus was girls already involved in the criminal...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Youth Advocate Program (YAP)

The Youth Advocate Program (YAP) is an intervention that addresses the risk factors that make youth vulnerable to gang influence and involvement, such as a lack of school attachment and positive role...

Age group: Late childhood (7-11), Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Bullying/cyberbullying, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Nova Scotia
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Youth Alliance Against Gang Violence (YAAGV)

The Youth Alliance Against Gang Violence (YAAGV), also known as the Warrior Spirit Walking program, is a community-based crime prevention program that focuses on the multiple determinants of criminal...

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

Youth Inclusion Program (YIP)

The Youth Inclusion Program (YIP) is a neighbourhood-based initiative that aims to reduce youth crime and antisocial behaviour by creating a safe place where youth can go to learn new skills, take...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous
Topic: Academic issues, Antisocial/deviant behaviours, Social/economic disadvantage
Implementation location: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Youth Leadership and Resilience Program

Youth from the Kainai (Blood) Reserve live in a community with some challenges, including poverty, drugs, alcohol abuse, and violence. These can be multi-generational issues which place some youth at...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Aggressive/violent behaviours, Alcohol and/or drug use, Crime issues involving a mental health disorder or other health disorder
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Youth Leading in a Good Way (Oshkiiwaadizag Mino Niigaaniiwad)

Youth Leading in a Good Way (Oshkiiwaadizag Mino Niigaaniiwad) is a program implemented by the West Region Child and Family Services (WRCFS) in partnership with the First Nations Inuit Health Branch...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Aboriginal/Indigenous, Gang-involved (and/or at risk), Placed out-of-home
Topic: Academic issues, Gang and/or related criminal activities
Implementation location: Manitoba
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM

Youth Mentor Connector

The Youth Mentor Connector Program was designed as a free program for youth aged 12 – 25 who are at risk of becoming involved or have been involved with criminal activity. This volountary program...

Age group: Adolescence (12-17), Young adult (18-24)
Population served: Adult offenders, Youth in contact with law enforcement (and/or at risk)
Topic: Academic issues, Alcohol and/or drug use, Antisocial/deviant behaviours
Implementation location: Alberta
UPDATED ON: 2018-04-23 12:00:00 AM
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