The focus of NET’s work is to build sustainable solutions to community safety. This is done by first identifying recurring situations that affect a community’s safety, and then implementing innovative strategies and working with the community’s residents, businesses, and organizations towards a solution.
Each EPS Division is connected to liaisons from both the City of Edmonton and The Family Centre. The liaisons are tasked with active engagement and community outreach with a lens for potential issues. Once issues have been identified, partner organizations customize teams for each community to offer the combination of skills most likely to result in success. This approach allows for multiple response teams city-wide.
Our youth liaisons encourage positive changes in youth’s lives. They partner with youth and youth-serving organizations on initiatives that help foster community spirit and reduce the fear of crime in youth. Additionally, they provide youth with positive experiences and outcomes in their community by acting as a liaison between the youth and the community’s stakeholders.
A positive environment surrounding youth prevents involvement with the criminal justice system, which is manifested in safe and crime-free communities.