At the end of 2020, the ICPC, in collaboration with sociologists Mariam Hassaoui (TELUQ) and Victor Armony (UQAM), started developing a local safety portrait of violence committed and suffered by youth in the borough of Montreal North. This portrait should better identify the needs of youth between 12 and 25 years of age in Montreal North and, in 2021, support a call for collaborative projects acting on contributing factors of violence in youth such as:
- Violence in intimate and sexual relationships;
- Physical, verbal, and psychological violence;
- Sense of belonging and trust in authority figures.
These elements have been analysed in four contexts: private, academic, external public, and internal public, and take the gender of the presumed perpetrators and of the victims into account.
The local safety portrait was presented in several instances throughout the month of June:
- To the borough’s executive committee;
- To the borough’s local government;
- To the procedure’s steering committee.
By taking stock of violence committed and suffered by youth, this portrait will lay the foundation for concerted action.