Gangs Ad­dress­ing in Ot­tawa

Sym­po­sium makes rec­om­men­da­tions

Orleans Star - - LOCAL NEWS - Cather­ine Kitts

build a trusted re­la­tion­ship be­tween at risk youth, their fam­ily and sup­port net­work and the com­mu­nity po­lice of­fi­cers.

"COM­PAC mem­bers have ac­tively par­tic­i­pated in the Gang Sym­po­sium and are fully sup­port­ive of the work done to date by the part­ners," said Awad Loubani, co-chair of the Com­mu­nity-Po­lice Ac­tion Com­mit­tee (COM­PAC) . "COM­PAC will work with the part­ners to de­velop and im­ple­ment proac­tive, com­mu­nity and so­lu­tion-based strate­gies that fos­ter col­lab­o­ra­tion among com­mu­nity, po­lice, all lev­els of government and agen­cies."

With the Ad­dress­ing Gangs Rec­om­men­da­tions Report, the Ot­tawa Po­lice Ser­vice, Crime Preven­tion Ot­tawa, the Youth Ser­vices Bureau, and Ot­tawa Com­mu­nity Hous­ing have set the course for an Ot­tawa ap­proach re­flect­ing the high­est pri­or­ity rec­om­men­da­tions.

"A set of com­mon Guid­ing Prin­ci­ples is at the heart of the report," said Crime Preven­tion Ot­tawa Chair, Shad Qadri. "As a com­mu­nity, we have rec­og­nized the im­por­tance for sub­se­quent gang re­lated strate­gies to be built upon th­ese guid­ing prin­ci­ples."

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