Research shows that community-based approaches to crime prevention can have a much greater impact on criminal behaviour than enforcement alone.
Long-term, sustainable solutions to crime are possible when residents, police, landlords, social service agencies and other stakeholders work together and take pride in their efforts. Our Theory of Change, pictured below, emphasises the importance of partnerships to make people feel safer and to reduce crime.
When residents, police, Ottawa Community Housing, social service agencies and other stakeholders work together and take pride in their efforts, there is great potential for long-term, sustainable solutions.
Since 2006, Crime Prevention Ottawa has provided support to neighbourhood projects that respond to local community safety needs and issues. we have worked with groups such as Lowertown, Our Home; Together for Vanier; Vision Jasmine and Cedarwood.
As of late 2019, CPO is starting work in the downtown area and the Overbrook neighbourhood.
Our team sits on a wide range of neighbourhood-focused committees across Ottawa.
We tailor our involvement depending on a community’s specific needs through any combination of the following:
- Presentations and discussions to help you identify and address issues in your neighbhourhood (Email us to request a presentation!)
- Ongoing technical support through research and active involvement in higher needs areas
- Funding to help a community take action to address a problem
Learn more about us and how we can help.