Today’s public safety environment is increasingly complex. There are more and more marginalized and vulnerable people who may become victims of crime, or offenders. Poverty, homelessness, mental illness and addiction are some of the factors that contribute to individual vulnerability, isolation and disconnection from communities and society. Policing systems, designed to address actions and behaviours resulting from these factors, are stretched to unsustainable limits. There is widespread agreement that we cannot continue to operate in the same way and expect better results.
This conference will focus on practical, evidence-based and potentially transformational strategies for public and community safety. Sessions will examine socio-economic and health issues that lead to interaction with the most vulnerable and marginalized populations. More importantly, this conference will explore tangible and realistic strategies that have achieved results and delivered significant impact on practice and policy.
Join us in Winnipeg Manitoba for this national research event. You’ll have the opportunity to delve deeper into these issues and discuss with colleagues and partners from across Canada. You’ll learn practical actions and solutions that you can apply to your daily work. You’ll also hear about innovative, relevant research and identify new areas requiring research. Major topics to be addressed include: