Community Safety

The Community Safety Pillar recognizes the need for peace, public order and safety. It works to reduce crime and community harms associated with substance use while protecting the vulnerable and preserving and protecting life. This pillar includes local police services as well as the broader criminal justice system of the courts, probation and parole, etc.

This includes:

  • Encouraging working partnerships between police, justice and social/health service providers to address hard challenges
  • Supporting individuals whose addiction has resulted in criminal activities to find options that can lead to recovery
  • Developing effective pathways to support community members with substance issues transition safely out of the justice system

Examples of the Community Safety Pillar include Drug Treatment Court, the IMPACT team, advocating for an increase in the supply of Harm Reduction Supportive Housing, and developing case management models to support clients who have been released from custody.