The Recipient proposes to hold a two-day, regional conference on September 7 and 8, 2011, in Old St. Boniface, Manitoba, to strengthen community capacity, develop an action plan and train those working with youth in conflict with the law who are involved in gangs or at risk of gang involvement. Conference participants will include justice professionals, youth service providers, educators, health care professionals and community members.
The presentations will provide training on case planning and case management models and on how to develop effective approaches to meet community needs. Discussions from the conference will help in the creation of a 90-day action plan consisting of a strategy and integrated approaches for working with youth in gangs or those at risk of gang involvement.
This project will support the Government of Canada's obligation to enhance the vitality of the official language minority in Manitoba.