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MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR


Our 2021 theme is Local and International Perspectives in Community Safety and Well-being. ACCPA membership comprises both rural and urban communities, police agencies, as well as Metis and Indigenous groups. Each year, as we plan the conference, we work hard to ensure that our sessions and topics are relevant to our target audiences.

An important component of our conference is a competition for post-secondary students with a focus on crime prevention. Students from the University of Alberta and MacEwan University will participate in the Safe Community Places Competition.

The Conference Planning Committee is committed to putting together a timely and thought-provoking agenda for you. We’ll be updating this site as our program comes together.

I hope you can join us virtually May 10-13, 2021!

Warmest regards,

Mark Kay

Chair, 2021 ACCPA Conference

Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association

CONFERENCE TESTIMONIALS


   

Excellent conference. Well organized and a great diversity of speakers. Thank you.

      My first time attending. Great conference. On point with today’s rural crime. Thanks

The presenters were simply outstanding and I loved the format of the sessions (different angles) and the fact that industry partners and business were included. Crime prevention is complex and you nailed the fact that there are so many stakeholders.

Varied conference topics around a central theme. Speakers who are open to more discussions during and after the conference.

I found it all valuable, something for everybody (urban-rural)….. Great job. Thanks for all your hard work.

The presentations about technology – they fit in all areas, especially rural.

Hearing about success stories in other communities. Good ideas for people from the outside!

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

– Henry Ford

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

ACCPA is pleased to offer training and educational workshops as part of the 2021 ACCPA Virtual Conference. Workshops may be taken alone, or in conjunction with the conference. Workshops are designed and delivered by experts and practitioners in the field of crime prevention and community safety. ACCPA’s goal is to support agencies, groups and individuals in their journey to reduce crime and deliver safety in the communities and neighbourhoods in which we live, play and work.

Individuals may register for one or more workshops alone, or in combination with the plenary sessions of the ACCPA Conference taking place May 12– 13, 2021. Please consult the conference Registration Pricing tab for registration options. At the completion of the workshop, participants will receive (digitally) a co-branded Certificate of Completion from ACCPA and the delivering organization.

Please click on the title of a Pre-Conference Workshop or the facilitator’s name for a detailed description of program and instructor biographies.

Monday MAY 10 Pre-Conference


MON 8:30AM

VIRTUAL TRADESHOW AND NETWORKING


MON 9:00AM

Workshop #1 / 3-Hour Workshop

Joe Smarro, of the award-winning HBO documentary ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS, Founder and CEO, SolutionPoint+


Tuesday MAY 11 Pre-Conference


TUE 8:30AM

VIRTUAL TRADESHOW AND NETWORKING


TUE 9:00AM

Workshop #2/ 3-Hour Workshop

Tiffany Efird, Program Director Alberta Hate Crimes Committee

Renee Vaugeois, Executive Director John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights


TUE 9:00AM

Workshop #3/ 3-Hour Workshop

Jaap de Waard, Senior Policy Advisor with The Netherlands Ministry of Justice and Security


TUE 1:00PM

Workshop #5/ 3-Hour Workshop

John McCoy, Executive Director, Organization for the Prevention of Violence

David Jones, Senior Researcher, Organization for the Prevention of Violence


TUE 1:00PM

Workshop #6/ 3-Hour Workshop

Libby Harris, Night Time Economy Manager, City of Sydney, Australia


TUE 1:00PM

Workshop #7 / 3-Hour Workshop

THE NEW ZEALAND POLICE NATIONAL OPERATING MODEL 2017: TAKING EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO PREVENT HARM THROUGH STRATEGIES TO PREVENT CRIME AND VICTIMIZATION

Dr. Melissa Smith, Manager Strategic Development and Planning, National Prevention Centre at New Zealand Police


TUE 1:00PM

Workshop #8 / 3-Hour Workshop

Supt. Peter Tewfik: Opening Remarks & Overview, Royal Canadian Mounted Police “K” Division

Jennifer Kee: Personal/Home Safety & Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Royal Canadian Mounted Police “K” Division

Cst. Sean Milne and Cpl. Lucky Ho: Fraud, Royal Canadian Mounted Police “K” Division

Cst. Jason Young: Auto Theft, Royal Canadian Mounted Police “K” Division

Kimberley Hurst: Citizens on Patrol

Thomas Oleary: Crime Stoppers


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


Wednesday MAY 12 Conference


WED 7:30AM

VIRTUAL TRADESHOW/VIRTUAL COFFEE AND NETWORKING


WED 8:30AM

OPENING CEREMONIES



WED 10:00AM

BREAK


STREAM 1 – Urban Focus


STREAM 2 – Rural Focus


WED 10:30AM

Irvin Waller, Author and Emeritus Professor Criminology Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF ALBERTA PROVINCIAL RURAL CRIME WATCH

Cor De Wit, President, Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association


WED 11:30AM

BREAK


WED 11:35AM

Irvin Waller, Author and Emeritus Professor Criminology Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

Jan Fox, Executive Director, REACH Edmonton, Co-Chair Building Capacity in Rural Crime Prevention Project

Jean Bota, President, Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association, Co-Chair Building Capacity in Rural Crime Prevention Project


WED 12:30PM

LUNCH BREAK



WED 2:30PM

COFFEE BREAK


WED 2:45PM

Tad Milmine, Founder of Bullying Ends Here, Police Officer, Motivational Speaker, Best Selling Author


WED 3:45PM

DAY 1 WRAP-UP – ACCPA


Thursday MAY 13 Conference


THUR 7:45AM

VIRTUAL TRADESHOW/VIRTUAL COFFEE AND NETWORKING


THUR 8:45AM

DAY 2 WELCOME BACK – HOUSEKEEPING


STREAM 1 – Urban Focus


STREAM 2 – Rural Focus


THUR 9:00AM

BARRHEAD AND REGIONAL CRIME COALITION (BARCC): COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION IN SUPPORT OF ALBERTA’S RURAL CRIME REDUCTION STRATEGY

Dave McKenzie, Mayor, Town of Barrhead


THUR 9:50AM

BREAK


THUR 10:00AM

PEACE CIRCLES AND THE SOUTHERN REGION, NATIVE COUNSELLING SERVICES

Barb Barclay, Southern Region, Native Counselling Services

Dana Mitchum, Calgary Remand Centre


THUR 10:50AM

BREAK


THUR 11:00AM

OIL SANDS SECURITY PROFESSIONALS (OSSP): A BEST PRACTICE FOR INDUSTRY-POLICE COLLABORATION

Todd Hillier, Security Specialist, Technology & Systems, Canadian Natural Resources Limited


THUR 11:50AM

LUNCH BREAK



THUR 1:55PM

BREAK


THUR 2:05PM


THUR 3:00PM

CONFERENCE WRAP-UP


2021 ACCPA CONFERENCE & TRAINING PRICING


EARLY BIRD PRICING EXTENDED

Register early and save! Early bird pricing will be in effect until midnight Sunday, April 25, 2021.

REGULAR PRICING

The prices noted in red are the regular prices in effect after April 25, 2021.

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ACCPA Member

Pricing after April 10

$318.75

$375

Pre-Conference (two workshops) PLUS Conference May 10-13


$233.75

$275

Conference Only May 12-13


$233.75

$275

Pre-Conference Only(two workshops) May 10-11


Non-Member

Pricing after April 10

$361.25

$425

Pre-Conference (two workshops) PLUS Conference May 10-13


$276.25

$325

Conference Only May 12-13


$276.25

$325

Pre-Conference Only(two workshops) May 10-11


Student

Pricing after April 10

$150

$150

Pre-Conference (two workshops) PLUS Conference May 10-13


$100

$100

Conference Only May 12-13


$100

$100

Pre-Conference Only(two workshops) May 10-11


PRE-CONFERENCE NOTES

  • The Pre-Conference cost is for any TWO of the Pre-Conference Workshops. At time of registration please indicate your reservation for a Workshop.
  • The Titles and Descriptions of the Pre-Conference Workshops can be found on the Workshop Schedule under the Pre-Conference Training button at the top of the Conference Page.

Workshops may be switched at no cost, any time until May 9 2021, by signing into your account through the registration portal using the code and instructions you received at the end of the registration process once registration fees were paid. There is a cancellation fee of $100 to cancel conference registration by May 3, 2021. There is a cancellation fee of $50 to cancel a workshop by May 3, 2021.

SPEAKER BIOS


BARRY DAVIDSON

SESSION: CLEARING THE SMOKE ABOUT THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY: THE CURRENT STATE OT THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY FROM A REGULATORY SECURITY POINT OV VIEW

Thursday May 13, 9:00AM

BARRY DAVIDSON BIO

Barry Davidson is a founder and the first Executive Director of the International

CPTED Association, currently serving as its Treasurer. He is the Chair of the Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities, as well as the Director of Strategic Operations with the Canadian Crime Prevention Centre. He proudly served as Senior Advisor to the Minister, Justice & Solicitor General; Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs for the Government of Alberta; Special Advisor to the Minister of Municipal Affairs; and Chief of Staff to the Associate Minister of Public Safety & Regional Recovery & Reconstruction for 2013 flood in Alberta.

Barry is a past Chair of the Community Action Committee (CAC), the advisory body for 130+ homeless serving agencies that advise on policy and funding to the Calgary

Homeless Foundation. In addition to serving on provincial and local task forces, boards and committees, he has been recognized as a ritual abuse/cult expert by Cult Awareness Network. He has received the President’s Award from the International Society for Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP), and recognition from the Calgary Calgary Centre for Innovative Technology (CCIT).


Barry currently serves as Senior Security/Safety Advisor to the Amtac Professional

(risk management and crime prevention advice), of Queensland, Australia and is

Director, Strategic Engagement with 3|Sixty Secure Corp, where he brings his unique expertise and skill set to clients in the areas of regulatory compliance, security best practices and business strategy. He is a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Practitioner & Senior Instructor; and holds an honors Diploma in Police Sciences with a background in criminal psychology.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

In this session we will present a summary of the current state of the Health Canada licensed cannabis industry, along with the coming “Farm Gate” and expected changes to the regulation in 2022. We will also have a look at the cannabis retail environment across Canada and expected changes and trends that will affect our communities with a focus on the regulatory, enforcement and community engagement tools being utilized to adapt to the new normal.

The growing cannabis industry is reacting to the regulatory structures they must fit within at all levels of government. A clear understanding of the path we know will be invaluable as we all play a critical role in the path being created.


CHINA SEIGER

SESSION: THE PEACE RIVER REGION RESTORATIVE JUSTICEPROGRAM: A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN APPROACH TO RESOLVING THE HARM CAUSED BY CRIME

Wednesday May 12, 2:45PM

CHINA SEIGER BIO

China Sieger is the Program Coordinator for Peace Regional Restorative Justice in

Peace River, Alberta. China and a team of dedicated community volunteers continue to lead the development of PRRJ since its inception in late 2015. She has nine years experience as a facilitator of restorative conferences and holds a Restorative Justice Certificate from Simon Fraser University. China sits on the Alberta Restorative Justice Association Board of Directors and is a certified trainer of restorative conferences through the International Institute of Restorative Practices.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

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IRVIN WALLER

SESSION: LESS LAW, MORE ORDER: SMARTER CRIME CONTROL, AND THE SCIENCE AND SECRETS OF ENDING VIOLENT CRIME

Wednesday May 12, 10:30AM

IRVIN WALLER BIO

Irvin Waller is an author and emeritus professor, who is a prize-winning champion of victim’s rights and violence prevention.

His life work is using his knowledge across the world of different countries, the science,

and logical practice to advance victims´ rights and stop street, intimate partner and sexual violence. His trail blazing work in 1985 to get the UN General Assembly to recognize rights for victims earned him multiple awards, including from the US National Organization for Victim Assistance. This led to more than 30 years working on the problems facing the world´s  most crime ridden cities – particularly in advanced democracies –  and so his unique  ability to use science and success in one country to make  advances in another.

Professor Waller has received many international awards. The US National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) and the World Federation for Mental Health both recognized his pioneering work leading to the Magna Carta for victims – when the UN adopted the Declaration on Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power, which has influenced the victim movement world-wide.

Waller has worked on national commissions in the USA, Canada and South Africa (for the Mandela government), and he has advised governments and attorneys general in more than 50 countries on how to prevent violence and respect victim rights. He developed the Safer Cities program with UN Habitat, advised on UN crime reduction guidelines and collaborates with the World Health Organization. England, Canada, Belgium, France and The Netherlands have recognized his achievements in crime prevention, particularly as the founding CEO of the International Centre for Prevention of Crime affiliated with the UN.

Professor Waller holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Law from Cambridge University. In the 1960´s, he worked as a researcher on evaluation of prisons and studies of what victims want.  By the early 1970´s, he was an associate professor in the Law Faculty at the University of Toronto. In the 1970’s he was director general of research for the Canadian Solicitor General’s Department (now Public Safety Canada) and in 1982, he was appointed full professor at the University of Ottawa and became professor emeritus in 2018. He is also the immediate past President of the International Organization for Victim Assistance which is based in Portland, Oregon in the United States.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

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JAAP DE WAARD

KEYNOTE 1: HOW HOLLAND MANAGED TO CUT CRIME: IMPROVED SECURITY, RESTORING THE CAPACITY AND AUTHORITY OF CRIMINAL LAW, DEMOGRAPHY, AND THE STRONG, ACTIVE AND STIMULATING ROLE OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

Wednesday May 12, 9:00AM

 JAAP DE WAARD BIO

Jaap de Waard is a senior policy advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Justice and Security. He is the former secretary of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN). He has

published widely on crime prevention models, international trends in the private security industry, and international benchmark studies in the field of crime control. He is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and expert meetings in the field of law enforcement and crime prevention. He is research fellow at the International Victimology Institute (INTERVICT), Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Jaap studied Information Science with special emphasis on the application and usage of knowledge in organizations, along with the interaction between people, organizations and any existing information and knowledge systems.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

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Jean Bota

JAN FOX AND JEAN BOTA

SESSION: BUILDING CAPACITY IN RURAL CRIME PREVENTION

Wednesday May 12, 11:35AM

JAN FOX BIO

Jan has served as the Executive Director of REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities where she has been privileged to lead a team of professionals dedicated to making Edmonton a safer community. REACH is a coordinating council that works closely with social agencies, businesses and citizens to invest in our community to make our city an even safer place to live, work and play. Jan takes pride in being a part of this innovative initiative that works collaboratively with many partners to improve the lives of many vulnerable Edmontonians.

Immediately prior to joining the REACH team Jan worked as a senior Executive with the Correctional Service of Canada. She believes that her work in Corrections served her well when she joined REACH. Jan knows what factors cause people to come into contact with the law and she is now happy to be working towards addressing those factors from a preventative perspective. She began her 30 year career with Corrections as a parole officer in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. During her tenure she worked operationally in many different capacities in institutions of all security levels and in policy development at the headquarters level. Although there were many firsts in her three decade career, Jan had the honour of being the first Warden at the Edmonton Institution for Women. This was particularly significant as this new facility was the first of five in Canada to open and to replace the antiquated Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario. The new facility saw a more humane approach to incarceration and better prepared women to return to the community as responsible citizens.

During her time with Corrections, Jan was fortunate to work internationally sharing expertise throughout central Europe. She is particularly proud of her work building relationships with our Aboriginal community and has received significant recognition for this by the Aboriginal community. Jan is also proud of her work to improve the lives of women working in corrections and is the founder of the organization Women in Police and Corrections.

Jan was awarded the YWCA Lois E. Hole Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. She was the proud recipient of the first Women of Vision Award in 1999. She has also been honored to win the Association of Professional Executives Partnership Award and the Institute of Public Administrators Team work award. Jan is an active member of the Rotary Club of Edmonton and leads an exciting new initiative called the Rotary Aboriginal Partnership.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts

Degree (Honours) with a major in Psychology and English, from the University of

Saskatchewan.

JEAN BOTA BIO

Jean is a third generation Albertan. She grew up on the family farm southeast of Rocky

Mountain House; experiencing the importance of family, community and working as a team. In her 33 years of banking she maintained leadership roles and made decisions. Many of her clients being farmers and business owners and together she worked with them during many of our economic downturns.  Following retirement she returned to university earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Psychology graduating in 2012.

Where ever her family lived in the province, she has always been very involved in the community. Jean loves the challenge of working with people and finding solutions. In the fall of 2013, she made a decision to enter municipal politics.  She campaigned on safe engaged communities; attained through collaboration with law enforcement, community groups and citizens. She believes everything begins in the community; therefore

communities need to feel empowered and understand the resources available to them. She is a firm believer in relationship building on all levels.

Jean was re-elected in 2017.  In addition to her committee commitments with council, Jean is also a director with the Rd/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch Group. She was also successful in initiating the Red Deer County Police Advisory Committee, a joint venture between Red Deer County and Blackfalds RCMP detachment. She and her fellow councillors at Red Deer County are very strong advocates; both provincially and federally regarding rural crime and the fall out experienced within communities.

She also chairs the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association, a provincial board comprised of board representation throughout the province. She also co-chairs the ‘Building Capacity in Rural Crime” Project with Jan Fox, which is collaboration between Alberta Community Crime Prevention, Rd/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch, Reach Edmonton and Canadian Municipal Network for Crime Prevention, each group playing a significant role in this project.

Jean has made her home in Central AB for the past forty one years, where she lives on

acreage east of the city of Red Deer with her cat “Miss Lady”.  She is mom to her two sons, Stuart and Philip, and she is grandma to Rose and Felix Bota.

In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, hiking and facilitating “death cafes” in Central Alberta and is an avid writer.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

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JULIE NANSON

SESSION: FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER (FASD) AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVERSION IN CENTRAL ALBERTA

Thursday May 13, 11:00AM

JULIE NANSON BIO

Julie Nanson is the Executive Director at the Central Alberta FASD Society.  Julie is responsible for overseeing the administration, operations, programming and strategic planning of the organization.  Other responsibilities include financial planning and management, marketing, and community outreach and development.  Julie has worked in the fields of addiction, mental health and disability for the past 24 years as a certified counsellor, educator and senior manager.  She has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Manitoba Health – Leading Change Program, collaborating with senior level regional health and government leaders, to inform evidence-based changes to the Manitoba Healthcare system.  Julie has led teams of up to four hundred employees and volunteers in the advancement of organization and program development, achieved through evidence-based research practices and evaluation techniques, resulting in high quality client care.  Julie strongly supports a person centered approach to working with clients living with FASD, and their care partners.  She believes in providing individuals with choice, respect, honesty and quality care throughout the lifespan.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

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JUSTIN DAFOE

SESSION: CALGARY’S HOMEFRONT PROGRAM & SCALABILITY FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES: AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED, RESEARCHED AND VALIDATED RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Wednesday May 12, 1:30PM

JUSTING DAFOE BIO

Justin is the Manager of Strategic Advancement at HomeFront Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. He has worked in the domestic violence sector for over 10 years and currently oversees Homefront’s development, partnerships, research and evaluation. He is part of the National Judicial Institute of Canada planning committee and supports international projects aimed at implementing a similar justice response model to domestic violence. With a background in communications, Justin has developed ground-breaking awareness campaigns and focuses his work on increasing system efficiencies within major systems to effectively address domestic violence in Calgary and beyond.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

HomeFront is an internationally recognized, best-practice domestic violence justice response in Calgary, Alberta. For more than two decades HomeFront has brought together partners from the justice system, law enforcement, and various community social service agencies to work collaboratively to reduce domestic violence. Considered a gold-standard model, HomeFront has worked with stakeholders from around the world to implement and inform similar justice response. But what about closer to home – can this model work beyond Calgary’s boarders?

During this presentation Justin will introduce the key pillars of HomeFront’s justice response model and explore the feasibility for a similar response in Rural Alberta. Attendees will learn scalable strategies of collaboration that contribute to effective and efficient responses to domestic violence. Further, attendees will learn about how victim engagement and risk assessment impact re-offence rates and actionable steps that can be implemented in a rural setting.


KARLEEN SCHENKEY & PAUL HENNIG

SESSION: ALBERTA SHERIFF’S SAFER COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS (SCAN): HELPING KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE BY DEALING WITH PROBLEM PROPERTIES

Thursday May 13, 10:00AM

KARLEEN SCHENKEY BIO

PAUL HENNIG BIO

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

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LARRY LEACH

SESSION: 12 COMMUNITY SAFETY INITIATIVE (12CSI): A COALITION OF CALGARY NEIGHBOURHOODS MOBILIZINF FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY

Wednesday May 12, 1:30PM

LARRY LEACH BIO

Larry is Executive Director of 12 Community Safety Initiative in Calgary. He is very active volunteering in our communities in Calgary. He is Past President of Crossroads Community Association (President for 5 years), Board Chair of Cornerstone Youth Centre, Board Member at Phoenix Education Foundation School, Past Chair of The Association of Responsive Trusteeship in Calgary Schools, Past President of Calgary Eagles Soccer, and Past President of Deerfoot Youth Soccer Club. In the past he worked as an Advertising Consultant for several Community Newsletters in Calgary and brings a passion for communication and encourages everyone to “Shout it from the Rooftops” and share the East Calgary story. He has blogged with the Huffington Post, his own Small Business Marketing and Advertising Blog and on education issues with ARTICS. On January 21st, 2013, Larry received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community service. He was selected as one of 12 “Faces of Community” for 2019 by the Federation of Calgary Communities.

12 CSI has been honoured a number of times over the last 12 years, including 2012 Calgary Police Commission “Community Policing Award” and 2018 Alberta Justice and Solicitor General award for it’s community collaboration.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

Larry will discuss this unique organizations history what it has become today. In the 15 years of its existence, there is still no other organization quite like it. It has developed from a basis of bylaw and crime prevention programs run by volunteers, to a collaborative organization that touches Community Associations, 90 partner organizations and now in its 4th year of having an Executive Director, advocating for change to the Provincial

Government and City Hall. 12CSI is working within the most culturally diverse neighbourhoods in the Province and is now, on the cusp of some ground breaking new Crime Prevention tools.


LIBBY HARRIS

KEYNOTE 3: THE NIGHT TIME ECONOMY AS A DRIVER OF VIBRANCY, DIVERSITY AND SAFETY: LESSONS FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Thursday May 13, 2:05PM

LIBBY HARRIS BIO

Libby Harris is the Night Time Economy Manager for the City of Sydney, Australia, with a background in  economic development, placemaking, regulatory policy, law enforcement and security risk management.  As leader of Sydney’s Night Time Economy team, she is a driver of change to create a more vibrant, diverse and safe nightlife for Sydney.  In her current role she is responsible for the provision of over $1million in grant funding for businesses to trial new programming at night, planning reforms that incentivize diversity

and make it easier for business to trade at night, as well as setting up the City’s first ever night-time advisory panel to ensure local government policy is informed by industry specialists.

Libby is a regular presenter and contributor at industry conferences both in Australia and

overseas and was instrumental in setting up the first ever global night-time economy network forum; Global Cities After Dark which brings together government and industry thought leaders from across the world to exchange knowledge and best practices in night-time economy policy.


As founding member and Chair of the NSW Councils’ Night Time Economy Committee, she is committed to developing and sharing knowledge that supports creation of vibrant, diverse and sustainable local night time economies across NSW.  She has contributed to the delivery of the City of Sydney’s OPEN Sydney strategy for the night-time economy; participated in security planning for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games; consulted to the Australian Defence Force on counter-terrorism security; and has worked with City Rail on security for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and World Youth Day events.  Libby holds

a Masters of Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester, UK.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

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DR MELISSA SMITH

KEYNOTE 2: PREVENTION FIRST ĀRAIA I TE TUATAHI: THE NEW ZEALAND POLICE NATIONAL OPERATING MODEL 2017 TAKING EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO PREVENT HARM, CRIME AND VICTIMIZATION

Thursday May 13, 1:00PM

MELISSA SMITH BIO

Dr. Melissa Smith is the Manager, Strategic Development and Planning in the National Prevention Centre at New Zealand Police.  Melissa has been with New Zealand Police for 7

years as a non- sworn member.  Prior to that she served 10 years as a Senior Advisor with New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice, and as a Research Fellow with the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science – undertaking research, evaluation, and development and planning of crime prevention strategies across the justice sector (crime science, courts, policing, and corrections) in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.


Melissa’s current role involves the development, implementation and assessment of national harm reduction and prevention strategies.  This includes embedding Police’s

Problem Solving approach (SARA) within New Zealand Police, implementation of specific national initiatives to address volumes crimes, and providing tailored advice on a diverse range of initiatives – including such topics as retail crime, youth crime and mental health.  Melissa holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

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TAD MILMINE

SESSION: BULLYING ENDS HERE: CHALLENGE, PERSEVERENCE, AND THE PRESONAL JOURNEY OF GROWTH AND INSPIRATION

Wednesday May 12, 2:45PM

TAD MILMINE BIO

Bio info here…..

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

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WORKSHOP FACILITATOR BIOS


JOE SMARRO

WORKSHOP 1: ERNIE & JOE CRISIS COPS: COMPASSIONATE RESPONSE TO MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

Monday, May 10 at 9:00am

JOE SMARRO BIO

Joe Smarro is a decorated combat veteran from the United States Marine Corps. He honorably served two tours to Afghanistan and Iraq with the 1st Battalion 4th Marines. In 2005 he joined the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD), where he became one of the original members of SAPD’s Mental Health Unit, which Joe helped to grow into a nationally recognized best practices policing unit. In addition to being one of the main subjects in the HBO documentary, ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS, Joe has been featured in multiple media outlets including the TEDx talk “I See You.” He is the founder and CEO of SolutionPoint+, a national training and consulting firm that focuses on cultivating mental wellness to maximize human capital and promote safety within organizations.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

Former San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Police Officer Joe Smarro will begin this three-hour workshop with a screening of the 25-minute version of ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS, (cut from the full film), which puts a spotlight on the culture of policing by taking a clear-eyed look at how we train and support officers. Following the screening, Mr. Smarro will engage audiences in a discussion of what they saw, answer questions about his experience and the vicarious trauma this work can inflict on officers, and share how’to’s, do’s, and don’t’s about establishing a mental health unit or a co-deploy model in one’s community. Mr. Smarro will also address how did the San Antonio Police Department come to be, how it has evolved over time, the importance of crisis intervention training for officers, and the need for more support and care of officers’ own mental health.

After the screening and discussion, participants will be asked to divide into small groups (break out rooms) where they will participate in a role-play exercise in which they will be able to practice some of the techniques of active listening, strong communication, and open body language that will be explained during the post-screening discussion. There will also be time for reflection by each group and a sharing-out at the end of the activity with the entire group. These smaller groups could also include opportunities for participants to brainstorm action steps to take in their own communities to move them towards more positive and appropriate response to those in crisis. In these breakout groups, participants will learn how to better connect with people suffering from mental illness, be mindful of their own wellness, and practice proven techniques to build rapport during times of crisis.


Workshop Objectives–Participants will gain:

  1. Increased awareness of ways to respond non-violently to people in crisis
  2. Understanding of the benefits of crisis intervention training and the steps needed to support better, compassionate response by law enforcement to those in a mental health crisis, no matter the community–urban or rural, big or small.
  3. Understanding of the importance of one’s own mental health while providing care and support for others and how to practice self-care
  4. Improved communication and active listening skills that will help anyone when responding to situations of heightened emotion that occur in our workplaces, families, and communities.

TIFFANY EFIRD & RENEE VAUGEOIS

WORKSHOP 2: UNDERSTANDING HATE: TOOLS AND STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITY RESPONSE

Tuesday, May 11 at 9:00am

TIFFANY EFIRD BIO

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RENEE VAUGEOIS BIO

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PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

Participants of this workshop will gain an understanding of legislation and prosecution of hate crimes in order to understand the differences between a hate crime and a hate incident. Law enforcement will gain an increased capacity and understanding to Investigate hate crime. Participants will gain a deepened understanding of the historical context and implications of hate, providing them with perspective and a strengthening of cultural awareness. Participants will become aware of existing supports available for victims and communities as well as an understanding of gaps in services. Participants will gain skills, tools and strategies to help them plan and implement a community-based response to hate.


JAAP DE WAARD

WORKSHOP 3: THE DUTCH TOUCH: HOW HOLLAND MANAGED TO CUT CRIME, AND LESSONS FOR ALBERTA AND CANADIAN COMMUNITIES FROM DUTCH CRIME POLICIES

Tuesday, May 11 at 9:00am

 JAAP DE WAARD BIO

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Jaap de Waard is a senior policy advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Justice and Security. He is the former secretary of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN). He has published widely on crime prevention models, international trends in the private security industry, and international benchmark studies in the field of crime control. He is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and expert meetings in the field of law enforcement and crime prevention. He is research fellow at the International Victimology Institute (INTERVICT), Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Jaap studied Information Science with special emphasis on the application and usage of knowledge in organizations, along with the interaction between people, organizations and any existing information and knowledge systems.

WORKSHOP ABSTRACT

Participants will gain an understanding about “The Netherlands in a Nutshell”, and crime and crime trends in The Netherlands, including long-term trends and recent developments. Participants with gain an understanding of Dutch Crime prevention policies; how The Netherlands managed to cut crime through policies and practices; and developments in Dutch juvenile delinquency: from early prevention to focussed hard core offender projects. Participants will gain an understanding of specific Dutch crime prevention initiatives and projects, including: the HALT project; diversion of juvenile

delinquency; neighbourhood policing; public-private partnerships in Dutch crime prevention; and administrative approaches towards organised crime. Participants will learn

about key aspects of what works and what does not in preventing and reducing crime in The Netherlands, including Dutch and international evaluation studies, and future developments in Dutch crime prevention policies. Participants will gain an understanding of what lessons Alberta and other parts of Canada, can learn from Dutch crime policies.

WORKSHOP PROFILE

JOHN MCCOY & DAVID JONES

WORKSHOP 5: RADICALIZATION AND MOBILIZATION TO VIOLENCE: RECOGNITION AND RESPONSE STRATEGIES FOR POLICE AND COMMUNITY PROFESSIONALS

Tuesday, May 11 at 1:00pm

 JOHN MCCOY BIO

Dr. McCoy is an expert in homegrown violent extremism and newcomer integration. He holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from the University of Alberta. John is the Director of Applied Research with the Organization for Identity and Cultural Development (OICD). He also lecturers at the University of Alberta in the

Department of Political Science where he leads undergraduate and graduate courses on terrorism studies and international relations. John has worked as an international policy consultant for a number of national governments, law enforcement and international organizations. He has published numerous academic and government research papers, journal articles and op-eds on the subjects of homegrown violent extremism, newcomer integration and multiculturalism. He acts as an area expert in local media interviews and has presented his research findings at leading international academic and policy conferences.

 DAVID JONES BIO

David is a Senior Researcher with the Organization for the Prevention of Violence, based in Edmonton. He previously worked for a U.S.-based national security consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. He has co-developed training modules related to understanding and preventing violent extremism for the Edmonton Police Service and has delivered presentations and participated on panels before diverse audiences including: the Brookings Institution, Oxford University, the United Nations Safe Cities initiative and the RCMP’s Counterterrorism Information Officer Course. David is a graduate of the University of Alberta.

WORKSHOP ABSTRACT

Participants will gain an understanding of the characterizations of Radicalization, Terrorism, and Violent Extremism, and problems associated with labelling. Participants will gain an understanding of the process of engagement, including ideological elements, and grievance, environmental, and underlying need elements. Global trends in violent extremism will be introduced, including: the diversity of threats, the rise of lone actors, use of the internet, and the rise of hate & social polarization. Participants will gain an understanding of the Alberta picture, including the historical overview, current threat environment, and summary of research and report findings by the Organization for the Prevention of Violence. Case studies will be used to demonstrate examples of underlying vulnerability, radicalization and mobilization. Participants will gain an understanding of concrete, evidence-based risk factors and risk indicators, including cues when to ask

more questions, when to seek specialized support, and when to call police. Participants will receive an introduction and overview of strategies in countering violent extremism, including the emergence of practice, current best practices and levels of prevention. Case studies will be examined through group work, with participants gaining an understanding of local resources in Alberta and soft skills necessary for intervention.


LIBBY HARRIS

WORKSHOP 6: TOOLS AND STRATEGIES FOR GROWING A VIBRANT, SAFE AND DIVERSE NIGHT TIME ECONOMY: LESSONS FROM SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

Tuesday, May 11 at 1:00pm

 LIBBY HARRIS BIO

Libby Harris is the Night Time Economy Manager for the City of Sydney, Australia, with a background in  economic development, placemaking, regulatory policy, law enforcement and security risk management.  As leader of Sydney’s Night Time Economy team, she is a driver of change to create a more vibrant, diverse and safe nightlife for Sydney.  In her current role she is responsible for the provision of over $1million in grant funding for businesses to trial new programming at night, planning reforms that incentivize diversity

and make it easier for business to trade at night, as well as setting up the City’s first ever night-time advisory panel to ensure local government policy is informed by industry specialists.


Libby is a regular presenter and contributor at industry conferences both in Australia and

overseas and was instrumental in setting up the first ever global night-time economy network forum; Global Cities After Dark which brings together government and industry thought leaders from across the world to exchange knowledge and best practices in night-time economy policy.


As founding member and Chair of the NSW Councils’ Night Time Economy Committee, she is committed to developing and sharing knowledge that supports creation of vibrant, diverse and sustainable local night time economies across NSW.  She has contributed to the delivery of the City of Sydney’s OPEN Sydney strategy for the night-time economy; participated in security planning for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games; consulted to the Australian Defence Force on counter-terrorism security; and has worked with City Rail on security for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and World Youth Day events.  Libby holds a Masters of Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester, UK.

WORKSHOP ABSTRACT

Participants will gain an understanding of the City of Sydney’s Night Time Economy program as a driver of community vibrancy, diversity and safety. This interactive workshop will provide participants with scalable tools and strategies for the 24-hour City Centre, and the economic and community benefits of extended hours for businesses and additional hours for performance and culture. Participants will gain an understanding of Sydney’s community engagement experience on late-night trading, including themes of strong support for extended trading hours, support for maintaining or increasing the size of late-night trading areas across the city, and strong support for more diverse late-night businesses including shops, restaurants, cafes, small bars, live music and performance spaces and cultural venues across the city. Participants will gain an understanding of Sydney’s Global Cities After Dark forums, which bring together experts and local, national and international stakeholders to discuss and share ideas on night-time culture. The workshop will outline the OPEN Sydney strategy and actions plans for the long-term development of Sydney’s night-time economy to 2030, including the City’s ambitious goals to double the city’s night-time turnover to $30 billion, increase night-time employment by 25% to 100,000 jobs, and transform the Night Time Economy from a focus on younger people and drinking, to 40% of people being over 40, and 40% of operating businesses at night being shops. The workshop will additionally highlight the effect of updated planning controls at the City of Sydney that include some of the biggest changes to city planning in a decade, and that set the foundation for growth of Sydney’s nightlife into the future.


DR MELISSA SMITH

WORKSHOP 7: THE NEW ZEALAND POLICE NATIONAL OPERATING MODEL 2017: TAKING EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO PREVENT HARM THROUGH STRATEGIES TO PREVENT CRIME AND VICTIMIZATION

Tuesday, May 11 at 1:00pm

 MELISSA SMITH BIO

Dr. Melissa Smith is the Manager, Strategic Development and Planning in the National Prevention Centre at New Zealand Police.  Melissa has been with New Zealand Police for 7

years as a non- sworn member.  Prior to that she served 10 years as a Senior Advisor with New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice, and as a Research Fellow with the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science – undertaking research, evaluation, and development and planning of crime prevention strategies across the justice sector (crime science, courts, policing, and corrections) in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Melissa’s current role involves the development, implementation and assessment of national harm reduction and prevention strategies.  This includes embedding Police’s

Problem Solving approach (SARA) within New Zealand Police, implementation of specific national initiatives to address volumes crimes, and providing tailored advice on a diverse range of initiatives – including such topics as retail crime, youth crime and mental health.  Melissa holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

WORKSHOP ABSTRACT

Session 1: Prevention First

Policing Excellence and the birth of the Prevention First Strategy (2011-2015)

Prevention First Operating Model 2017 ·        

Drivers of demand in New Zealand

o  Family violence

o  Youth

o  Mental health

o  Roads

o  Organised crime

o  Alcohol harm

Session 2: Integrated Safety Response (ISR)

New Zealand has one of the worst rates of family violence in the developing world, leading to social and health issues and affecting whanau and community safety and wellbeing. Māori are over represented both as victims and perpetrators. Analysis identified that although the existing Family Violence Interagency Response System provided a good platform to build on to address family violence, a shift towards a more integrated response to ensure the immediate safety of victims and children and work with perpetrators to prevent further harm was needed. In response, in July 2016 the Integrated Safety Response to Family Violence (ISR) was developed in Waikato and Christchurch. ISR takes a whole-of-family and whānau approach to the safety of adults and children experiencing violence, and to work with perpetrators to prevent further harm. Government and non-government agencies and partners work collaboratively to support these families, through funded specialist services, a purpose built shared electronic Case Management System, Safety Assessment Meetings, and Intensive Case Management meetings. ISR is making a positive difference– an 18% reduction in family violence offence related re-victimisation for Māori

(compared to matched controls from non-ISR sites); reduced risk of continued use of violence amongst perpetrators receiving support; and a 48% reduction in children witnessing/being exposed to family violence.


Session 3:

Locks Lights and Lines of Sight/ Aggravated Robbery Initiative/ Operation

Whakahaumanu

Participants will have the choice of three initiatives presentations to attend: ·        

  • Locks, Lights and Lines of Sight – A burglary prevention initiative involving target hardening and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to reduce residential burglary. ·        
  • Aggravated Robbery – An initiative involving CPTED site assessments and the installation of fog cannons in small businesses to reduce aggravated robbery. ·        
  • Operation Whakahaumanu – Following the terrorist events in Christchurch of 15 March 2020, Operation Whakahaumanu (meaning to “restore’) was a collective, nationwide focus on places and people feeling vulnerable.  The operation involved Police being a visible, strong and supportive presence to enable our communities and make them feel safe


Session 4: Te Pae Oranga

For over twenty years, Māori have been over-represented in the criminal justice system. In the twelve months to June 2019, Māori made up 38.1% of the unique offenders recorded by Police, while comprising approximately 16% of the general population. Further, nearly 60% of Māori who are apprehended, reoffend within the following twelve months. This indicated that the response to Māori offending – to prosecute – did not reduce reoffending and a totally different process was needed. In 2013/14, three iwi panels were set up in Gisborne, South Auckland and Lower Hutt. Iwi panels introduced Māori values of manaakitanga and whakawhanaungatanga into the justice system. People were held to account for their offending, helped to address the harm caused and supported to access

services to help them onto a non-offending pathway. Evaluation was promising and in 2017/18 11 more panels were established, and the original Christchurch Community Justice Panel brought into the Te Pae Oranga programme. The latest evaluations have shown that Te Pae Oranga (iwi panels) are effective for people of all genders, ethnicities and ages. There is a measurable reduction in harm from reoffending of 22.5%, making Te Pae Oranga a key contributor to achieving the Police target of a reduction in Māori reoffending by 25% by 2025.


Session 5: Wrap Up

Integrated Safety Response and Te Pae Oranga Syndicate Groups Feedback

The two groups will present their collective feedback on these two specific initiatives and

how these types of initiatives might align with syndicate’s jurisdictions. .


FACILITATORS TO BE DETERMINED

WORKSHOP 8: ALBERTA RCMP COMMUNITY POLICE ACADEMY

Tuesday, May 11 at 1:00pm

 FACILITATOR BIO

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WORKSHOP ABSTRACT

The Focus of this workshop – developed by RCMP specialists in crime prevention, cyber

security, and financial crimes investigations – is to help participants keep their communities safe and secure, either as a professional in the community or with family at home. Community Police Academies have gained popularity throughout Canada and the United States, with Orlando, Florida laying claim to developing the first program of this kind in 1985. The RCMP aim with this workshop is to reduce crime in partnership with community members from all walks of life; businesses, organizations, volunteers and

the general public. Participants will gain an understanding of home security basics, Crime

Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), and robbery prevention. Participants will gain an understanding of vehicle crime, crime mapping and police communications –

including when to call police, and what to tell them. The workshop will cover personal safety and safe habits; frauds, scams and counterfeit detection; cyber-security and social media; and the role Crime Stoppers, CrimeWatch and Citizens on Patrol.



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