Crime Prevention & Reduction
Roundtable on Crime and Public Safety
New Brunswick’s Roundtable on Crime and Public Safety was established in 2011 as a venue for community agencies, police, the private sector, academia, First Nations groups, municipal and federal governments, and several provincial departments to collaborate on improvements to New Brunswick crime prevention policy and practice through the Provincial Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategy.
To date, the Roundtable has focused on informing and engaging stakeholders, as well as leading and sustaining evidence-based crime prevention efforts in three priority areas: vulnerable youth, intimate partner violence, and chronic repeat offending.
All Strategy activities are viewed through two lenses: mental health and addictions, and the specific needs of Indigenous populations where Indigenous persons continue to be over-represented in the justice system and also experience a greater frequency of victimization.
The intended outcomes of this work are to address root causes of crime, make better use of human and financial resources, and build safer more secure New Brunswick communities.
The Roundtable is chaired by the Deputy Minster of Public Safety and supported by the Crime Prevention Branch.