Edmonton’s Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) works with youth, residents, businesses and organizations to identify and address safety concerns in the community.
NET is about working together with Edmontonians to create safe and vibrant neighbourhoods and communities.
NET offers a diverse mix of social, policing and youth services to address issues in the community. Sharing responsibility for keeping communities safe helps to get at the heart of an issue by solving problems in creative ways.
Teams work with residents, businesses and organizations to build lasting solutions to crime and social disorder.
NET cares about community and knows you do too. Together, we can create inclusive, fair and welcoming places by promoting and supporting approaches to address the causes of issues and reducing the fear of crime and social disorder.
From curtailing shoplifting at a liquor store and traffic enforcement around a school, to participating in a community mural project, Neighbourhood Empowerment Team promotes and supports a variety of community safety activities.
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.
The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.