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Thursday, June 18 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Youth Anti-Violence Programs - Yvonne Vissing, Marion Cook

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Youth Anti-Violence Programs:

Abstract #99
How To Create Safer Communities for Youth
Presenter: Yvonne Vissing 
After a variety of community violence incidents, including the Sandy Hook CT Elementary School Shooting and the Boston Marathon Bombing, we asked the question - how safe is our community?  We conducted an analysis of community safety features for youth and identified gaps at both the city and school level.  In order to address them, the community has adopted a Rights Respecting Community focus.  This presentation will talk about the original problems and ways the city and school is moving forward to address them in a creative way.

Abstract #104
Crime Prevention in Canada – Developing and Disseminating Practical Knowledge 
Presenter: Marion Cook Co - Presenters: Julie Savignac, Lucy Burke
Public Safety Canada's strategic outcome is a safe and resilient Canada. The National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) contributes to achieving this goal.
The NCPS undertakes two key activities 1) supporting evidence-based crime prevention projects that help build resilience among at-risk populations; and 2) building and sharing knowledge to help practitioners and policy makers in their crime prevention efforts. 
In April, 2014 the Department began a study to analyse implementation issues in crime prevention interventions. The study mined reports from 80 funding recipients to document common implementation challenges and how they were addressed.  The study is expected to result in knowledge products designed to help inform decisions about crime prevention policies and practice. Further, the study will connect implementation issues with impact evaluation results and make links with implementation science literature.
This presentation will provide an overview of the results of the Implementation Issues study and identify the challenges and opportunities associated with:
1) Reaching crime prevention practitioners & policy makers (transforming the data and information into products that will resonate with practitioners and policy makers); and
2) Application of knowledge (uptake) - how knowledge can be used to influence decision-making.

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Marion Cook

Regional Manager, Community Safety Programs, Pacific Region, Public Safety Canada
Marion Cook is the Regional Manager, Community Safety Programs for Public Safety’s Pacific Region (BC and Yukon). She has worked with the National Crime Prevention Strategy since 1999 in program development and delivery, performance measurement and knowledge management. Marion is... Read More →

Yvonne Vissing

Yvonne Vissing, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at Salem State University where she is the founding director of their Center for Childhood & Youth Studies. Author of six books, she is a former National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Whiting Foundation Fellow... Read More →

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Lucy Burke

Senior Policy Analyst, Public Safety Canada
Lucy Burke is a Senior Policy Analyst with Public Safety Canada’s Crime Prevention Policy Unit, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate. Lucy has considerable expertise in project management, performance measurement and program evaluation. For more than... Read More →

Julie Savignac

Research Analyst at Public Safety Canada Julie Savignac is a Research Analyst in crime prevention at Public Safety Canada and the technical advisor for the Crime Prevention in Canada - Implementation Issues study. Julie is a leader in understanding implementation science as it relates... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm EDT
KTS Lecture Hall NAB 2nd Floor, King's College

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