The Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention (CMNCP) has submitted the following recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance for the 2018 Pre-Budget Consultations:
- Establish a National Crime Prevention Office to align social and justice efforts, create partnerships, mobilize evidence, support practitioners, and oversee the allocation of crime prevention funding.
- Fund an annual Safer Canada Conference to share practices and evidence and to accelerate the widespread adoption of crime prevention among Canadians.
- Increase government spending on crime prevention to reach a minimum 5% of the current expenditures of policing, courts, and corrections to reduce the harm of interpersonal violence to victims by up to 50% by 2025.
- Establish a permanent and flexible matched funding program for municipalities across Canada to resource collaborative community safety planning and strategic investment in evidence-based crime prevention.
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