Edmonton’s Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) works with youth, residents, businesses and organizations to identify and address safety concerns in the community.
NET is a partnership of the Edmonton Police Service, City of Edmonton, The Family Centre and United Way of the Alberta Capital Region.
What does NET do?
For more than 20 years, NET has worked alongside Edmontonians and their communities.
The NET program grew out of a group of people who live, work and play in a community. These people came together and, through simple collaboration and communication, made a difference in the public perception of safety.
Edmonton is changing. Our diverse population is growing and our borders are expanding. To accommodate all of Edmonton’s 375 neighbourhoods, NET is responsive to evolving community concerns.
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.
What do The Family Centre’s youth liaisons do?
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.
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