Public Safety

Crime reduction conference to be held in Fredericton (09/03/26)

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March 26, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Those who are interested in participating in the Reducing the Crime: Bridging the Gaps conference on crime reduction are reminded that there is still time to register. The event takes place April 15-16 in Fredericton, and is expected to attract participants from throughout the country.

"This conference is a unique learning opportunity for professionals working in the community development and crime prevention sectors to discuss key concerns and share success stories," said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General John W. Foran. "I am confident that participants will take advantage of the various workshops and presentations, and share best practices, which promote attitudes, activities and behaviours that create and maintain safe and vital communities where crime and delinquency cannot flourish."

The conference will be hosted by the Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick, the National Crime Prevention Centre, and the RCMP. It will focus on four key areas:

A number of speakers, including keynote speaker Judge Mike McKee, will share their analyses of the key issues of crime reduction. The conference will feature a number of talks, and Canadian specialists will present workshops, including:

"I invite community workers, educators, civil servants, police officers, correctional workers, academics, health-care professionals, and anyone interested or involved in building stronger, more resilient and self-sufficient individuals and communities, to register," Foran said. "I look forward to this conference, and to the ideas and initiatives that arise to help us continue to build a safer New Brunswick as we move toward self-sufficiency."

For more information or to register, call 1-506-444-4673, or visit the conference website.


MEDIA CONTACT: Daniel Lessard, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-444-5267.