Understanding The Crime Reduction Program Assistant Commissioner Gary Bass Officer In Charge Criminal Operations British Columbia
Integrated Criminal Justice in British Columbia: proposed governance architecture Ministry/agency regional level representation N E G O T I A T E D C J S P E R F O R M A N C E T A R G E T S Delivery by formal local partnerships: Police, Crown, Corrections, Probation, Health, Children & Families, Municipalities Community partners
Integrated Criminal Justice and Crime Reduction in British Columbia: Key Partners Shared performance targets Shared performance targets Offender management Managed choice Engage with support Realconsequences
Integrated Criminal Justice and Crime Reduction in British Columbia: Key Contributions Police Health Courts Formal partnerships with shared performance targets Community Custody Benefits of integrated CJS: Fairer sentencing, meaningful drug treatment, strategic concentration of scarce CJS resources, acceptance of shared responsibility across agencies Risks of continued status quo: Information silos, fragmented ownership = no ownership, policies at cross purposes, low accountability
The Evidence-Based Approach • Lessons learned. • Background in British Columbia. • The ICURS MOU.
Deciding On “What Works” Crime Reduction in the United Kingdom
Lessons from the U.K. • The “Top Down approach. • The “Bottom Up approach. • The Program Evaluations. • Conclusions.
ICURS RCMP Joint PJC on Crime Reduction 5 Pilots Allan Castle Studies / Evaluations Overarching “E” Division Crime Reduction Strategy (Sgt. Rob Sundell) Tri Cities Supt. Peter Lepine Insp. Jim Wakley Courtenay Insp. Tom Gray Penticton Insp. Dan Fudge Fraser Lake Sgt. Gerald Grobmeier Port McNeil Sgt. Lyle Gelinas S/Sgt. John Macpherson S/Sgt. John Macpherson S/Sgt. Don Smith Sgt. Rob Sundell Sgt. Rob Sundell Dr. Paul Brantingham Dr. Paul Brantingham Dr. Pat Brantingham Dr. Darryl Plecas Dr. Darryl Plecas • DARE • Policing Costs • Healthcare Costs • Auto Theft • Etc …. OSB / ICURS Resource Team OSB / ICURS Resource Team OSB / ICURS Resource Team OSB / ICURS Resource Team OSB / ICURS Resource Team Training, Behavioral Sciences, IT-IM, CP/CP Training, Behavioral Sciences, IT-IM, CP/CP Training, Behavioral Sciences, IT-IM, CP/CP Training, Behavioral Sciences, IT-IM, CP/CP Training, Behavioral Sciences, IT-IM, CP/CP
Crime Reduction Initiative: Implementation, Governance and Support Strategic goals Catch & convict Requiring Multi-agency targets across CJS Prevent & deter Reliable evidence base Rehabilitate & integrate Efficient CJS structures Reduce fear Coordinated CJS services S U P P O R T I M P L E M E N T A T I O N G O V E R N A N C E Reliable evidence base Integrated CJS stakeholders Local CJS partners Coordinated CJS services RCMP Division management RCMP analytical services Solicitor- General BC Provincial and Regional Criminal Justice Boards RCMP frontline operations ICURS Local Crime Reduction Partnerships Efficient CJS structures ICURS-RCMP M.O.U. accountability framework
Early Results…. • Surrey Examples.