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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS TO REDUCE CRIME GOES SOCIAL

Creating positive community engagement will reduce crime in Saskatchewan communities.  Leaders throughout the province can now access tools and best practices to build community safety and wellness on the new Building Partnerships to Reduce Crime (BPRC) website: www.saskbprc.com.

The website was developed by the Government of Saskatchewan’s nine human services ministries, the RCMP and the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police (SACP).

“We are looking forward to this new phase in our ability to interact with our active BPRC members across Saskatchewan and beyond,” Minister responsible for Corrections and Policing Christine Tell said.  “I thank all of our partners for their ongoing contributions to this new community of practice environment, and I encourage communities to join this innovative network to help reduce crime and victimization in their own backyard.”

The BPRC site includes a ‘Become a Member’ online form.  The BPRC Implementation Team in Corrections and Policing is accepting access applications now.

Site visitors with a direct and active interest in community safety and wellness are invited to complete the online form to access a wide range of information products, planning tools, and interactive forums designed to advance and support similar risk-driven and collaborative initiatives across the province, as well as those emerging elsewhere in Canada, the USA and overseas.

Also available on the site is the first 14-minute video module in the BPRC multi-media series.  This informational video will be of interest to those that wish to understand the origins, the progress-to-date, and the underlying principles of the BPRC initiative and its flagship community safety model Community Mobilization Prince Albert.

A partner website for Community Mobilization Prince Albert is also being released today and can be accessed from a link within the BPRC site or directly at www.mobilizepa.ca.

Building Partnerships to Reduce Crime is a broad-based strategy that was introduced jointly by Premier Brad Wall, the Commanding Officer of the RCMP ‘F’ Division and the SACP President in a September 2011 document, available at the BPRC website.  A variety of province-wide and local community-based programs are being developed and implemented under the BPRC strategy, aimed at improving a wide range of community safety and wellness outcomes across Saskatchewan.

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For more information, contact:

Drew Wilby
Corrections and Policing
Regina
Phone: 306-787-5883
Email: drew.wilby@gov.sk.ca

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