#1-Expand prevention programs that address crime, abuse, and drug use.
Themes and strategies identified through public engagement. Existing Initiative Agency Link to Program
Create and implement crime and abuse prevention program for those at risk of offending.
The program provides for system navigation and coordination of services for youth with suspected mental health and/or substance use issues in order to facilitate interventions and reduce involvement with police services. Laurencrest – Intersections https://laurencrest.com/our-programs/community-programs/
We currently offer the PAR program (Partner Abuse Response) which we have named Changing Direction for those who have been charged with domestic violence. Individuals participate in a 12 week program. Inspire Community Support
Services
http://www.css-sdg.ca/
Our mission is to take action against abuse by networking and proactive community engagement. Community Action Network Against Abuse (CANAA) https://www.facebook.com/CANAARACAA/
The goal is to positively impact the participant’s mental health in order to lower or eliminate the risk of anti-social behaviour and/or conflict with the law Laurencrest – Comfort Zone https://www.facebook.com/Laurencrest.CZP
Crime prevention and community partnership programs. Cornwall Police Services https://cornwallpolice.ca/en/sections-and-units/crime-reduction-and-community-partnerships.html
This is a Health Canada supported initiative created by physicians. The phone line intends to provide support for people that are using alone and at risk for overdose. People can call the number 1-888-688-6677 and will be connected with a PEER with lived experience. They will need to provide their date of birth, first 2 initials of their first and last name (to create a record) and an address for their location. They will also decide if they want the PEER to call the local EMS or if they have the number of a local person (who could resuscitate them if needed) that they want called should they become unresponsive during the call. The PEER will then stay on the line with them for approx. 30 minutes. They check in with them ongoing and if at any point during the call the caller becomes unresponsive they activate the plan. National overdose response service (NORS) https://www.nors.ca/about
Crime Stoppers provides citizens with a vehicle to anonymously supply the police with information about a crime or potential crime of which they have knowledge. Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers https://seawayvalleycrimestoppers.ca/about/
Provides workshops and services to help with addiction, mental health & wellness Canadian Mental Health Association https://www.cmha-east.on.ca/index.php/en/community-support-services
Our ABLE program is a terrific resource for students struggling with at-risk behaviours. We also rely on our VTRA protocol when needed. CDSBEO https://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/our-programs/safe-schools/
Revive the neighbourhood watch programs.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is proposing the creation of a new neighbourhood watch program as a way to allow regular community members to help cut down on crime and increase peace of mind. Akwesasne Mohawk Police https://www.standard-freeholder.com/news/local-news/akwesasne-mohawk-police-pitches-neighbourhood-watch-program
Winchester launches SD&G’s first Community Watch program; decades since similar program anywhere in United Counties Community Watch https://nationvalleynews.com/2020/11/30/winchester-launches-sd-decades-since-similar-program-anywhere-in-united-counties/
Mobile Community Watch is a program based on a partnership between community members and the Cornwall Police Service. The program is driven by community volunteers who donate their time (5 hours a month) to patrol the City and report any suspicious or criminal activity they might observe. Cornwall Police https://cornwallpolice.ca/en/our-programs/mobile-community-watch.html
Run a safety education campaign for social media.
Cornwall Police Services currently updates their social media and include safety education
Cornwall Police
https://www.facebook.com/CornwallPolice/
http://www.cornwallpolice.ca/en/media-room/media-contact.html