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 Minister of Justice and Public Safety and supported by the Crime Prevention Branch.
The Crime Prevention Conditional Grant Fund
Taking action to create safer communities begins at the local level. The Department of Justice and Public Safety has received funding from Public Safety Canada’s Gun and Gang Violence Action Fund (GGVAF) to support New Brunswick’s five-year plan on gun and gang violence.
The objective of the GGVAF is to enhance efforts to prevent, disrupt and combat gun and gang violence, and increase awareness and understanding of related issues. New Brunswick’s five-year plan on gun and gang violence complements the Department’s Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategy and Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Strategy.
The Crime Prevention Conditional Grant Fund supports projects by regional, municipal or local governments; community groups; police services; First Nations, non-profit organizations and educational institutions that produce tangible, measurable benefits to creating safer communities by reducing gun and gang violence. All projects must be completed by March 31, 2024.
Grants are awarded on an annual basis through an application process. The 2022 application period closes on September 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m To learn more and apply, click here.