Cpl. Kim Mueller of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Indigenous Recruiting will be doing a presentation on “Crime Prevention through Youth Engagement in Indigenous Communities”.
While working in First Nations communities, Cpl. Kim Mueller looked to tackle two major issues plaguing our Indigenous communities in Canada: the epidemic of Aboriginal Gangs and the issues of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. Her work is based on the idea that providing our young Indigenous men and women with overwhelming community support (the wrap around approach) with a strong police presence can eliminate/reduce the hold that the gang culture has on them and minimize risk factors for young women. Her programs M.A.G.I.C (Mothers Against Gangs in Communities) and S.A.F.E (Strategies for Aboriginal Female Empowerment) target an at risk population and seeks to provide education and mentorship as a means to empowering young people.
This workshop will explore why Indigenous communities in Canada are facing these issues and the best practices/lessons learned in addition to how these programs can be duplicated in other communities facing similar challenges