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WHAT IS A TOWN HALL?

A town hall is an event at which local public officials answer questions from members of the public.

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WHAT IS THE AIM OF OUR GANG PREVENTION & AWARENESS TOWN HALLS?

  • To raise awareness of the Toronto Police Service's gang prevention initiative

  • To provide awareness and education on objective youth gang risk factors that are evidence and academically based

  • To connect the local community with social service agencies to mitigate youth gang risk factors with protective factors

  • To identify and empower community leaders with the tools, networks, and support to foster community success from the inside out

  • To gain insight into perceptions, issues and lived experiences of community members impacted by gangs and gang violence

  • To identify gaps in service to provide optimal policing
     

WHAT INFORMATION WILL BE PRESENTED?

  • What the objective risk factors are that are associated to youth gang involvement

  • What different types of gangs and groups exist and how they are classified

  • What delinquent behaviours exist with children under the age of 12 that may be a risk associated with gang involvement

  • What criminal activities that gang members participate in

  • How gangs grow and evolve

  • What we can do to provide protective factors to mitigate the risk factors associated to gang involvement

  • How a community member can locate social services independent of any police or other government agency involvement

  • How to connect with local grassroots groups, social service providers, and local faith-based organizations to maximize success

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