Smart on Crime in Waterloo Region

A community based plan by the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Smart on Crime in Waterloo Region focuses on what works best to prevent and reduce crime, victimization and fear of crime. Based on input from over 700 residents, partner organizations and community leaders in Waterloo Region, this plan provides a shared direction for the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council over the next four years (2010 – 2014).

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Getting to the Roots of Crime

2010 - 2014 Community Plan

Quite simply, preventing crime before it happens, is the Smart thing to do. Smart on Crime in Waterloo Region is our community’s plan for engaging the entire region, from the grassroots to the highest levels of decision making, in creating sustainable momentum, actions and results today. Find out how you can get smart on crime in your community.

Between life and death: Responding to drug overdoses in Canada

This article appeared in the July 14, 2014 edition of the Waterloo Region Record. 

What if you could save a life? Just one life. Would you? For almost all of us the answer to these questions is an enthusiastic yes. Without question, regardless of anything, a life, just one life, is worth saving. 

Guiding Rage into Power

We believe in just and humane approaches to crime and its consequences. It says so right in our organizational value statements. And we love it when we can point to other examples of people and organizations walking the talk on this value. 

Serving Time: Six months with the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Prior to my Master of Social Work student placement at the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council (WRCPC) in January of 2014 I had very little, if any, knowledge of the concept of ‘the root causes of crime’. I knew quite a bit about human development, that we are all products of our past experiences, and it was pretty clear that crime is likewise a result of countless influences; it is so much more than ‘bad people’ doing ‘bad things’.

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