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1 Ontario Working Group on Collaborative, Risk-Driven Community Safety 31, March, 2014

2 Emergency response Immediate response to urgent incident Promoting and maintaining community safety and well-being Social development Risk intervention Mitigating elevated risk situations Prevention Reducing identified risks Community Planning for Safety & Wellbeing 4 Chapters Planning framework Information- sharing Calls for service Types of occurrences Victimization Persons or places Types of risks Agencies that should intervene Collaboratio n Emergency responders Other acute care services Landlords, property managers Vulnerable groups Places at risk Social services Health unit Businesses Schools Citizens Performanc e measures Disorder, crime trends Vulnerable populations Community assets Places Social assis- tance rates High school completion Health status Employment Calls for service Complaints received Numbers of disciplinary interventions ER visits Victimization rates Access to, and confidence in social supports Safety Participation rates Fear of harm Health Economic indicators Competence to solve problems

3 5 planning principles: Municipal mandate: Highest priority Leadership Accountability Greatest needs, risks: Individual Family Neighbourhood Commitme nt at highest level Risk- focused Asset- based Measureabl e outcomes Outcomes: All sectors Monitored Shared Asset inventory: Neighbours Community organizations Service providers Collaborativ e Community-wide: Multi-sectoral Multi-disciplinary Shared responsibility

4 Plannin g Strategie s Outcome s Prioritie s 4. Benchmark objectives 2. Identify risk factors 1. Identify vulnerabl e groups 5. Specify tasks 1. Women and children at risk of domestic violence 2. Informed, engaged and mobilized social networks 3. Increase public awareness of risks, roles and responsibilities 4a. Teach The Fourth R in all grade-9s 4b. Implement Neighbours, Friends and Family in 3 marginalized neighbourhoods 3. Select protective factors 6. Measure

5 Performance measures: Demographics Local economy Civic engagement Personal financial security Affordable, appropriate housing Personal, community health Natural environment Personal safety Employment Education Traffic hazards School deportment Environmental design Health, safety in food chain Special protections for vulnerable populations Substandard housing Retail theft Risk types Severity Vulnerable groups Frequency Calls for service? Imminent threats? Who should plan? How can we improve response? Greatest risks of victimization? Where? Pre-emptive intervention? Which organizations? What safety hazards can we prevent? What measures? Who should implement them? What creates risks? How can we avoid them? Who should do that? Referrals Call priorities Hospital wait time Clearance rates Repeat calls 1 task group for each chapter Safety & Well- being Working Group

6 Strategie s Outcome s Prioritie s Measure s Vulnerable Group Children Youth Retailers Risk Factors Negative parenting Domestic violence Poverty Education not valued Protective Factors School attendance Family supports Peer supports Education valued “Truancy” Reduce truancy Enforce school attendance Nos. of youth apprehended truancy theft drugs Reduce daytime thefts and drug use Enforce against shop lifting, drugs Reduce truancy Establish truancy threshold Youth supports Parent supports Social supports School supports Reduce related problems: drugs, theft Mount multi- agency inter- vention Reduce truancy Target-harden stores Shop lifting Reduce daytime theft, drug use Value education Promote educa- tion High school retention Drug awareness Drug use Reduce truancy Counsel youth Competence : social educational Increase educa- tional outcomes Improve student successes Educate parents Access social services High school retention

7 Strategie s Outcome s Prioritie s Measure s Vulnerable Group Children, youth and families; persons with mental illness Risk Factors Negative parenting Domestic violence Social isolation Stress factors Protective Factors Social networks Family supports Recovery supports Physicians screening “ Mental health and addictions ” Shorten ER res- ponse times Provide advo- cacy for addicts Develop Crisis Response Team Increase access to qualified workers Time in ER De-escalation of ER stressors Access to treatment Reduce ER visits Ident. addictions mental health thresholds Access to treat- ment Reduce drug re- lated problems Multi-agency interventions Family supports Reduce family crises More physician screening Increased youth recreation Physician refer- rals to treatment Link physicians and treatment Recreation for youth More access to treatment Treatment en- rollments Less stressed children, youth Health promo- tion Parenting educ. Youth mentoring Quality of life Stronger social networks Improved mental health Stress levels Affiliation rates

8 Getting started: Commitme nt at highest level 1.Obtain the highest level directive and authority to do the Plan for Community Safety and Well-being (Principle #1) Collaborativ e Risk- focused Asset- based Measureabl e outcomes 2.Recruit appropriate agencies, executives and citizens to join the Safety and Well- being Working Group (Principle #2) 3.First job of the Working Group is to determine the community’s safety and well-being priorities: (Principle #3) Consult with: police and other first responders (fire, emergency medical) acute care agencies and organizations (child welfare, mental health, womens’ support) social development organizations (schools, social services, seniors’ homes) business leaders and employers citizens, neighbourhood groups 4.For each safety and well-being priority, decide and designate: Vulnerable groups Risk factors Protective factors 5.Select, recruit and instruct a small number of key individuals to lead a task group for each level in the community safety and well-being planning framework: (Principle #4) Select them for their knowledge, experience, and access to information on the chosen priorities Charge them to develop Outcomes Strategies Measures for each priority in their planning quadrant Immediate response to urgent incident Mitigating elevated risk situations Reducing identified risks Promoting and maintaining community safety & well-being 6.Assemble the Community Safety and Well- being Plan: Ensure that: each quadrant of the plan, for each priority, is achievable the right agencies and actors are designated for each strategy the outcomes are benchmarked and responsibilities for measurement are in place (Principle #5: Measure outcomes) Designate date of the next planning cycle for safety and well-being Insert implementation guidelines who’s doing what, when, at each level who’s reporting to whom, when how, when, will the local authority receive progress reports when will a final report on plan success be issued

9 To ask questions, or register to receive digital copies of the OWG’s final reports, products and tools, send an to: Thank you! Ontario Working Group on Collaborative, Risk-Driven Community Safety


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