March 24-26, 2010
This March, Hincks-Dellcrest and Astwood Strategy Corporation are bringing together North America's top gang experts to share their experiences and knowledge of best practices in street-gang prevention, reduction, intervention and reintegration. Never before has such an esteemed group of gang experts been assembled in Canada. Together, they bring more than 300 years of leading experience. Further, they include 12 speakers with more than 150 years of "experience" as gang members, and dozens of years behind bars in USA & Canada.
The 2010 Canada-U.S. Gang Summit is about solutions, not problems. It will not only educate you, but will stimulate you to consider alternative approaches to one of our continent's most problematic and intractable issues, the relationship between gangs and the illicit drug trade. It will tackle tough issues, including drug policy in North America.
The outcome of the 2010 Canada-U.S. Gang Summit will be a comprehensive discussion paper that will be sent to policymakers across the country.
For full details, see: http://www.gangsummit.com/
Special Note: If your goal is just to learn more about gang suppression, enforcement or other criminal justice system responses, this Summit is not for you. If, on the other hand, you believe that the solution to gangs must be balanced between appropriate criminal justice and community responses, this Summit definitely is for you.
[Source: Canadian Harm Reduction Network's mailing list, http://www.canadianharmreduction.com]