Enforcement

Introduction

Enforcement seek to strengthen community safety and order through a broad range of interventions and activities addressing criminal activity associated with substance use, including the broader justice system of the courts, probation, parole and other health and social service issues. Interventions address criminal behavior while coordinating with health and all other social services agencies that will connect people who use substances with the appropriate supports required. They also take into consideration the administration of the laws and  that are concerned with justice, fairness, reasonableness while being inclusive, compassionate, and having a genuine respect for the people.

Membership

Workplan

Terms of Reference

Enforcement Pillar – Terms of Reference Objectives
  1. Work together with all enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to target organized crime, drug houses, drug traffickers, human traffickers, and improve coordination with health services and agencies to link people to available programs.
  2. Will continue to reduce crime, fear of crime and street disorder while protecting the vulnerable and preserving and protecting life.
  3. Will address the unregulated drug production supply and distribution in our communities.
  4. Will work to improve coordination with services and agencies that link those that use drugs to improve immediate medical care/counseling and prevention services.
  5. Will continue to produce educational materials required to provide community education around the drug challenges and other issues. Some examples: Time to Talk videos, Drug Language, Drug Warning Alerts, Human Trafficking.

Minutes

Major Achievements

Enforcement Pillar Initiatives from 2019-2022
Educational Initiatives
  • February 28, 2019 – Presentation at the Mental Health & Addictions Symposium for Service Providers at the Grande by Enforcement Pillar members (BR) on the Time to Talk Initiative (over 125 service providers in attendance)
  • March 21, 2019 – Presentation at the Community Engagement Forum at Odyssee School on the Time to Talk initiative (91 community members attended)
  • January 2020 – Presented at Community Let’s Talk – Educational Sharing session at the Davedi club. BR presented on Insight and Perspectives of Types of Drugs on our Streets and JS on the Good Samaritan Act.
  • November 5, 2020 – Education session with Dr. Paul Preston and the Enforcement Pillar members regarding the proposal for Safer Supply program and to address the enforcement pillar members concerns around this initiative.
  • Spring 2021 – two members of the Enforcement Pillar in partnership with Nipissing University- School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the CDSNBA participated in a Field Placement with two students to tape Time to Talk videos. A number of “Community Heroes” were approached to speak openly about mental health challenges and risk substance use. The two University students worked as at team to tape 10 video’s and coined the #TimeToTalk” hashtag. The videos were launched on social media outlets on May 14, 2021. This program hopes to improve the early detection of mental health, abuse, and at-risk substance use; early intervention to support victims and those struggling; and community empowerment to identify, address, and speak openly about those issues.
Other initiatives
  • Development of the Time to Talk document by Det. Constable Brad Reaume (Enforcement Pillar)  This initiative is aimed at helping people understand the importance of talking and sharing information that will help support a healthy and safe community. The document was sent to all the Pillars for their input and after many revisions and suggestions a final product was made available and presented at a variety of educational sessions.
  • Drug Alert Document – the Enforcement Pillar since 2019 have developed, revised, and presented varies documents for a Community Awareness document around unregulated drugs in the community. A final version with a partnership with the CDSNBA was revised on Feb. 21, 2022 and will be approved March 2022 as a Drug Awareness Alert.
  • Development of a “Mobile DropOff Poster” expectations that this poster will be provided to apartments within the community around the safe disposal of medications and arrange a date of when the mobile vehicle will attend to their apartment. (Due to COVID this has not yet happened)
  • Community Medication DropOff days in partnership with community partners CDSNBA, SOYF and Shoppers Drug Mart on Cassells Street attended yearly medication days ( from 2018-2021)
  • Drug Language use: The Enforcement Pillar in 2021 developed a document around the use of drug language for the CDSNBA Committee. The purpose was to provide consistency to the terminology we use. The Enforcement Pillar suggested that use of “tainted” or “contaminated” never be used instead use the terms legal or illegal. On further discussion with ODPRN it has been suggested that we adopted the terminology of “regulated and unregulated” 

Resources pertinent to this Pillar

Time to Talk videos
Human Trafficking