"… long-held definitions of crime, poverty and addiction—to name a few … led to institutional silos that protected and promoted certain definitions of social problems. The Hub model implemented in Prince Albert … supported heavily by the Government of Saskatchewan … has opened the door for innovative thinking, collective problem-solving and relationship-building among different human service professionals. In addition to collaboration, the focus on risk has brought added value to human service efforts … [and] … an emphasis on direct, multi-faceted intervention has increased client access to a variety of services and supports. Ultimately, these changes represent a total paradigm shift in public safety and wellness."

An Except from Dr. Chad Nilson, A Preliminary Impact Assessment on the Prince Albert Hub, 2014



There are now several highly knowledgeable architects and innovators who have been involved in the early proving stages of these new and promising models of community safety. As interest in emulating and adapting their early experience continues to grow across Canada, into the US, and beyond, so too does the need to make the right connections.

Net-L3 is excited to have been part of this movement from the start. Through the Global Network Project, we are doing what we can to ensure that interested communities can access the expertise they need, while also ensuring that new applications of these methodologies remain closely aligned with the necessary experience and evidence that will support continued program fidelity and responsible practice.



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“I was pleased to have been invited to speak at the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association annual conference in Philadelphia, July 2014. As our pending, chartered relationship with Penn State University continues to take shape, we are pleased to offer the following initial resources to address the immediate information needs of interested communities in the USA.”

Norm Taylor


Public Document released by the Government of Saskatchewan, 2011 Click to view

Website and Resources: Building Partnerships to Reduce Crime Click to view

Website and Resources: Community Mobilization Prince Albert Click to view

An Introduction to the Building Partnerships to Reduce Crime 14-minute multi-media presentation Click to view

Game Changers Documentary Trailer Click to view

The CMPA Hub Report 2013 Click to view

The CMPA Hub Report 2012 Click to view

Hub Interactive Learning Program Trailer Click to view

McFee, D.R. and Taylor, N.E. (2014). The Prince Albert Hub and the Emergence of Collaborative Risk-driven Community Safety. Click to view

Nilson, C. (2014). A Preliminary Impact Assessment of the Prince Albert Hub Model. Click to view

Russell, H.C. and Taylor, N. E. (2014). New Directions in Community Safety in Ontario. Full Series of Papers. Click to view

Russell, H.C. and Taylor, N. E. (2014). An Interpretive Guide for Information Sharing in Ontario (in the context of collaborative, risk-driven community safety). Click to view

Waller, I. (2014). Smarter Crime Control: A Guide for Safer Futures for Cities, Communities and Politicians Click to view

ISIS (2012). Full Circle Community Safety: A Model that will Change the Conversation about Policing Economics and Performance. Click to view

ISIS (2014). Mental Illness and the System: Deconstructing the Too-frequent Journey from Individual to Patient to Offender. Click to view

ISIS (2009). The Intervention Zone: Youth Violence and its Extremes in Canada: Prevention and Enforcement in a New Zone of Opportunity Click to view