Business crime prevention
To prevent crime in your place of business, there are a number of steps you can take and resources you can tap into. They include:
The Security Committee of the Hintonburg Community Association is made up of dedicated volunteers from the Hintonburg community, who work together with city councillors and staff, local police, and other community members to reduce crime in their neighbourhood and across the City of Ottawa. One of the Security Committee’s most notable contributions is its involvement in the creation of the Ottawa John School, a program aimed at reducing street- level sex trade by stopping men’s solicitation of sex trader workers.
The pilot project, launched in the Hintonburg neighbourhood, saw men charged for solicitation, but if they had no previous record and took responsibility for their actions they were offered a pre-charge diversion to attend the John School instead of going to court. If they completed the program, the charges against them would be dropped.