A lot can happen in 15 years
One of my favourite anonymous quotes goes a little like this….. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will probably get you there”. Essentially, without a direction, you can wander around, exploring, and maybe end up in a place you like. Or maybe not. Within the Region of Waterloo, there has always been […]
We’re not the only SMART ones in the room
There are so many innovative, promising and proven practices in the field of crime prevention through social development – we can learn a great deal by taking into consideration knowledge, experience, research and wisdom from around the world. The World Wide Wednesday feature on our Smart on Crime blog will point you to links, research, blogs […]
Early intervention is the best prevention
Lunch programs, after-school groups and homework clubs do more than give kids full bellies, friends and better marks. Years later, they may also keep them from committing crimes and make those children less likely to need costly special education programs. Those conclusions are among the latest findings of a nearly 20-year-long study that has tracked […]
“Encouraging the Incorrigible”
Judge Jimmie Edwards of St. Louis, Missouri delivers this Tedx talk, tying together smart on crime, youth and chess. His accompanying slide presentation can be found here. Preventing crime at the roots… with education. Awesome.