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Community Crime Prevention Pilots

British Columbians want their communities to be free of crime. Unfortunately, crime is a complex problem with difficult solutions.

One approach to the problem is called Crime Prevention through Social Development (CPSD).  Studies from Canada and around the world show that children who experience family violence, poverty, poor parenting, inadequate nutrition, addiction, transience, and who lack social supports, risk becoming involved in crime.

CPSD aims to lessen this risk by providing these young people with social supports, positive peer groups, nurturing environments, and other resources to keep them safe and protected while also reducing crime in our communities.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has launched four of six community based crime prevention pilot projects.

Community crime prevention pilot projects in other regions of British Columbia are in development. Each pilot will be evaluated to determine its effectiveness.

For more information on crime prevention, click here.