The borough of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension (VSP) mandated the ICPC to develop an analysis of the causes identified and the existing protective factors surrounding the violence committed and suffered by young users of François-Perrault Park in Montreal. It is on the basis of the causes identified and the recommendations of the ICPC experts in violence prevention that the Borough developed its Youth Crime Prevention Strategy.
In addition, VSP has granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund numerous projects by partner organizations that support young people aged 12 to 25 on its territory. All of the projects suggested by VSP are directly linked to the strategy, particularly in terms of the following objectives:
- To further promote social inclusion and participation of young people
- Promote positive role models and pathways to success
- Equip young people to manage their emotions and develop social and interpersonal skills
- Strengthen parenting skills and competencies
For more information, download the Action Plan here (the Action Plan is only available in French)