Established in 2010, the Crime Prevention Conference is an annual event presented by Safe City Mississauga. The conference gathers police, government officials, educators, social workers, crime prevention practitioners, and community organizations to discuss best practices for crime prevention, and to determine how to implement these practices to make our communities safer. Crime prevention is most effective with a strong strategy driving it - and collaborating between agencies and groups is the best way to develop these strategies.
Refreshments and Lunch will be included.
MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: LEO BARBE, FOUNDER, THINK DON’T SHOOT
Think Don’t Shoot is a youth assistance organization inspired by the events that changed the founder, Leo Barbe’s life. Through hope, survival and learning, Think Don’t Shoot was created.
Think Don’t Shoot is now focused on teaching 3 key ways for youth who’ve been a part of, or witnessed traumatic events.
1. Connecting youth with their Emotional Intelligence while instilling the fundamentals of coping with post-traumatic stress (PTSD).
2. Focusing on both sides of the gun
- Empowering victims of violence
- Educating violent youth on the ripple effects of their violence
3. Inspiring positive change on 3 specific systems in our society;
MORNING SPEAKER: JULIE LALONDE, PROJECT MANAGER, DRAW-THE-LINE CAMPAIGN ONTARIO
Julie S. Lalonde is an Ottawa-based feminist activist and women’s right advocate. A feminist gerontologist by training, she works with various organizations dedicated to ending sexual violence, engaging bystanders and building communities of support. She developed and now manages Draw-the-line.ca. Julie has won numerous awards for her work, including being named a recipient of the "Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case" (2013), a “Driver of Change” by MTV, and 2013’s “Best Volunteer in a Leading Role” by Volunteer Ottawa.
Attendees have the option of choosing three of the following breakout sessions to attend.
- Customized Youth Program Evaluation & Critical Youth Work – YouthRex, York University
- Community Safety Model & Initiatives in Human Trafficking – Peel Regional Police
- Street Crimes and Gang Violence in the Region of Peel – Peel Regional Police
- Using Restorative Practices with Youth-in-Conflict with the Law – Associated Youth Services of Peel
- Youth Homelessness in the Region of Peel – Our Place Peel
- Precarious Status and the Marginalization of Youth – FCJ Refugee Centre
Attendees of the Crime Prevention Conference come from a number of different backgrounds and professions including Police Officers, Crime prevention practitioners, Academics, Government Officials, Social Workers, & Community Organizations Staff Members.
All proceeds from the 2016 Crime Prevention Conference fund Safe City Mississauga's programs and services.
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Safe City Mississauga
Safe City Mississauga is a registered charitable organization founded in 1992 to help reduce criminal opportunity and criminal victimization in Mississauga. We provide resources, staff, professional community leadership and guidance for crime prevention programs and activities; encourage crime prevention education within the public, private and voluntary sectors; and research, develop and implement new community crime prevention programs and activities. Put simply, we want to stop crime before it starts.