|By Marketwired .||
|January 24, 2014 09:07 AM EST||
MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK -- (Marketwired) -- 01/24/14 -- Justice Canada
Today, on behalf of the Minister of Justice, Peter MacKay, Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister, announced $100,000 in funding to support a project that will train front-line community workers and criminal justice personnel from across New Brunswick on effective, efficient and timely substance abuse treatment strategies for youth involved in the criminal justice system.
This funding is one of the latest federal government actions taken under the National Anti-Drug Strategy, which focuses on prevention and access to treatment for those with drug dependencies, while getting tough on drug dealers and producers who threaten the safety of our youth and communities.
-- This project, which is led by the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, Crime Prevention and Reduction, will increase the capacity of front-line community workers and criminal justice personnel to: -- assess the risks and needs of youth in conflict with the law, including assessment of substance abuse issues; -- develop effective youth intervention plans; and -- deliver drug treatment programming. -- The benefits of this project will be improved collaboration among community and criminal justice personnel, improved efficiencies and use of justice system resources and, most importantly, improved outcomes for youth involved with the justice system. New Brunswick policing agencies, the court system, correctional system, youth and communities at large will benefit from this project. -- The funding is being provided through the Youth Justice Fund in support of the National Anti-Drug Strategy.
"Our Government will continue to invest in crime prevention programs. We are very proud of the innovative work done with our partners under the National Anti-Drug Strategy to help rehabilitate youth in conflict with the law who have substance abuse issues".
-Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice
"Through our Government's Treatment Action Plan, we are effectively responding to the root causes of youth crime. Our Government is committed to these important initiatives, which encourage youth to contribute positively and productively to society. As leaders of tomorrow, they can help us keep our streets and communities safe".
-Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
"The Government of New Brunswick is dedicated to improving approaches to youth in conflict with the law. Equipping and training criminal justice personnel is an important step to helping the province get closer to our goal of becoming a world leader in crime prevention and reduction."
-Bruce Northrup, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of New Brunswick
Backgrounder: Youth Justice Fund
Backgrounder: National Anti-Drug Strategy
Youth Justice Fund
The Youth Justice Fund was established in 1999 as part of the Youth Justice Renewal Initiative, and provides grants and contributions funding for projects across Canada. The Youth Justice Fund has a budget of approximately $4.5 million each year.
The Youth Justice Fund has three components:
-- The Main Fund supports a broad range of projects relating to youth involved in the justice system. Current funding priorities include youth with mental health issues and/or cognitive impairments such as Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The Main Fund can also provide support to respond to emerging youth justice issues. -- The Drug Treatment component supports drug treatment interventions for youth involved in the justice system who are dealing with drug abuse. -- The Guns, Gangs and Drugs component responds to youth involved in the justice system who are involved in, or vulnerable to, gun-, gang- and drug-related activities.
The Youth Justice Initiative is a multi-faceted approach that includes a legislative framework (the Youth Criminal Justice Act) and programming resources that:
-- Encourage a more fair and effective youth justice system; -- Respond to emerging youth justice issues; and -- Enable greater citizen/community participation in the youth justice system by encouraging partnerships and innovations, and developing and sharing information and knowledge about youth justice.
Community organizations, Aboriginal organizations, and individuals have been, and will continue to be, eligible for funding to help develop community-based programming options and partnerships that respond more effectively and in a more meaningful manner to youth in conflict with the law. Funding support is also used to advance changes in provincial/territorial policies and programs that are consistent with the intent of federal policy objectives.
The Youth Justice Fund supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of pilot projects that provide programming and services for youth in conflict with the law. It supports professional development activities, such as training and conferences, for justice professionals and youth service providers. Additionally, it funds research on the youth justice system and related issues.
Projects must target youth who are between the ages of 12 and 17 and currently in conflict with the law, or justice professionals and/or service providers who work with these youth.
To learn more about the Youth Justice Fund, please visit www.canada.justice.gc.ca/youth.
NATIONAL ANTI-DRUG STRATEGY
The National Anti-Drug Strategy was launched in October 2007. Through the Strategy, the Government of Canada contributes to safer and healthier communities through coordinated efforts to prevent use, treat dependency and reduce production and distribution of illicit drugs.
The Strategy is a horizontal initiative, led by the Department of Justice Canada in collaboration with 11 partner federal departments and agencies. It is carried out under three action plans:
-- The Prevention Action Plan, which aims to prevent illicit drug use; -- The Treatment Action Plan, which aims to treat those with drug dependencies; and -- The Enforcement Action Plan, which aims to combat the production and distribution of illicit drugs.
Prevention Action Plan
The Prevention Action Plan focuses on preventing illicit drug use among youth. It provides information to those most affected by drug use, including parents, young people, educators, law enforcement authorities, and communities.
The Prevention Action Plan:
-- Funds the development and implementation of community-based interventions and initiatives to prevent illicit drug use among youth; -- Discourages illicit drug use by providing information directly to youth through the DrugsNot4Me website and Facebook page as well as to their parents and other concerned adults through the website www.nationalantidrugstrategy.gc.ca; and -- Supports development of awareness materials and provision of awareness sessions to school-age youth, parents, professionals, and other community members.
Treatment Action Plan
The Treatment Action Plan supports innovative approaches to treating and rehabilitating those with illicit drug addiction.
The Treatment Action Plan:
-- Supports efforts to improve treatment systems, programs and services to address illicit drug dependency for at-risk youth and for drug users in high-needs areas; -- Enhances treatment and support for First Nations and Inuit; -- Supports treatment programs for youth in the justice system with drug- related problems; -- Provides support for the use of drug treatment courts, which offer an alternative to the traditional justice system for offenders who have committed non-violent crimes motivated by their addictions; and -- Supports research on new treatment models and on the consequences of illicit drug use.
Enforcement Action Plan
The Enforcement Action Plan increases law enforcement's capacity to proactively target organized crime involvement in illicit drug production and distribution operations. It also enhances the capacity of the criminal justice system to investigate, interdict and prosecute offenders.
The Enforcement Action Plan:
-- Provides funding to the RCMP to expand its efforts to help locate, investigate and shut down organizations involved in the production and distribution of illicit drugs; -- Gives additional resources to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada to provide legal advice to law enforcement at the investigative stage and to effectively prosecute those involved with the production and distribution of illicit drugs; -- Increases the number of Health Canada inspectors and investigators to ensure accurate and timely analysis of suspected illicit drugs seized by law enforcement; -- Increases the capacity of Canada Border Service Agency to inhibit the cross-border movement of precursor chemicals and illicit drugs; -- Helps law enforcement stop the flow of money that organized crime makes from the illicit drug trade; -- Improves the ability of Canadian law enforcement officials to conduct joint investigations with their United States counterparts; and -- Ensures that serious penalties are in place for serious drug crimes.
Office of the Minister of Justice
Department of Justice
Virgil consists of an open-source encryption library, which implements Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES) (including RSA schema), a Key Management API, and a cloud-based Key Management Service (Virgil Keys). The Virgil Keys Service consists of a public key service and a private key escrow service.
Oct. 27, 2016 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,191
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, will discuss how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team a...
Oct. 27, 2016 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 788
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
Oct. 27, 2016 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 5,059
SYS-CON Events announced today that eCube Systems, the leading provider of modern development tools and best practices for Continuous Integration on OpenVMS, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. eCube Systems offers a family of middleware products and development tools that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. ...
Oct. 27, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,644
Intelligent machines are here. Robots, self-driving cars, drones, bots and many IoT devices are becoming smarter with Machine Learning. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Sudha Jamthe, CEO of IoTDisruptions.com, will discuss the next wave of business disruption at the junction of IoT and AI, impacting many industries and set to change our lives, work and world as we know it.
Oct. 27, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 277
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential Internet of Things Brand by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the #IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation. Onalytica captured data from 56,224 users. The PageRank based methodology they use to extract influencers on a particular topic (tweets mentioning #InternetofThings or #IoT in this ...
Oct. 27, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 8,609
Join Impiger for their featured webinar: ‘Cloud Computing: A Roadmap to Modern Software Delivery’ on November 10, 2016, at 12:00 pm CST. Very few companies have not experienced some impact to their IT delivery due to the evolution of cloud computing. This webinar is not about deciding whether you should entertain moving some or all of your IT to the cloud, but rather, a detailed look under the hood to help IT professionals understand how cloud adoption has evolved and what trends will impact th...
Oct. 27, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 698
operations aren’t merging to become one discipline. Nor is operations simply going away. Rather, DevOps is leading software development and operations – together with other practices such as security – to collaborate and coexist with less overhead and conflict than in the past. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will discuss what modern operational practices look like in a world in which applications are more loosely coupled, are deve...
Oct. 27, 2016 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,017
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
Oct. 27, 2016 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,250
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Oct. 27, 2016 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,909
Enterprises have been using both Big Data and virtualization for years. Until recently, however, most enterprises have not combined the two. Big Data's demands for higher levels of performance, the ability to control quality-of-service (QoS), and the ability to adhere to SLAs have kept it on bare metal, apart from the modern data center cloud. With recent technology innovations, we've seen the advantages of bare metal erode to such a degree that the enhanced flexibility and reduced costs that cl...
Oct. 27, 2016 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 545
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of So...
Oct. 27, 2016 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,227
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, discussed the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filterin...
Oct. 27, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,055
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.
Oct. 27, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,117
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor...
Oct. 27, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,154