Crime prevention is the concerted effort of individuals, communities, businesses, police services and government agencies working together to address the root causes of crime. It’s important to prevent crime before it occurs by working with community organizations who are involved in creating safer communities. Everywhere in Nova Scotia, communities are taking a pro-active and preventative approach to crime and we are supporting them.
We’re pleased to offer free hands-on, training sessions about the use of the Crime Prevention and Reduction Profiles online tool in Yarmouth on June 13, 2013, and in Truro on June 25, 2013 (the training session in Sydney on May 31, 2013 is now full). These are the first in a series of training sessions which will be delivered across the province during 2013.
Crime Prevention and Reduction Profiles and Policy View on Community Counts are online tools that have been jointly developed by the Nova Scotia Departments of Justice and Finance. They provide statistical information about crime and associated risk factors for police districts and justice centres across Nova Scotia, and were developed with funding from the National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC) using data from Statistics Canada.
Please reserve your spot as soon as possible by completing one of the following registration forms:Training in Yarmouth
The Nova Scotia Department of Justice is providing funding to 39 organizations across the province. Their projects focus on strengthening relationships in communities to reduce and prevent crime. The projects being funded will connect youth to their communities through music, bring youth and seniors together to deal with violence, connect First Nations residents with their heritage, and support driver improvement, among other initiatives. Here is the list of the organizations that received funding
The 2013 Crime Prevention Symposium Planning Committee is pleased to present Nova Scotia’s 5th Annual Crime Prevention Symposium on March 27, 2013 . We invite you to join us to explore this year’s theme:
“Building Relationships: a Way forward for Safer Communities”
The Symposium will examine the importance of relationship building in guiding citizenship with presentations by Dr. Brenda Morrison, Director of the Centre for Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University and Dr. Nombuso Dlamini, the Jean Augustine Chair for the Study of Education in the New Urban Environment at York University.
During the day participants will have the opportunity to explore: police as relationship builders, engaging directly with youth, building community capacity and innovative approaches led by aboriginal youth.
Registration for the Symposium is at Capacity. If you would like to be placed on a wait list, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2013 call for proposals is now closed.
The call for proposals for One-time Crime Prevention Investment Grants is now closed
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Minister’s Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention in the following categories’;
The Nova Scotia Department of Justice is providing funding to forty- nine organizations to support their efforts to reduce and prevent crime. Organizations across the province will receive funding totaling $50,000 through the Community Crime Prevention and Reduction Grant Program. A wide variety of programs are receiving support including Citizens on Patrol, youth recreation projects, seniors awareness projects, violence awareness projects, community gardens and projects in First Nations communities. See the complete list of recipients here (PDF), and read the news release here (aussi disponible en français).
The 4th annual crime prevention symposium, themed "Change is Possible: Innovative Community Responses to Domestic Violence", was held in Halifax on March 28th. The event featured performance artist WAMBUI BAHATI who performed her one woman play, “I am Domestic Violence.” Get more information here.