Canada is one of the safest countries on earth, yet there are pockets of our nation where gangs, drugs, guns and extremism claim young lives. We want to reduce the number of youth who are victims of crime, and reduce the number of youth who are involved in the justice system. To accomplish this, a mix of better law enforcement strategies and social service programs are needed.
Watch our interviews with Canadian experts to learn more about how we can save our youth from criminal influences.
Amir Javid is a youth advocate in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a former gangster who now helps other young men do the same.
James Favel is the executive director of Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol, which is a grassroots group patrolling the streets to reduce crime in their neighborhoods and promote peace.