St. John’s Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee

35 Boyle Street
St. John’s, NL
A1E 2H4

Tel: (709) 697-1697            Email:
Fax: (709) 368-3559           Website:


To highlight and promote crime prevention strategies in our province. A second mandate is to promote partnerships and information sharing among community organizations related to crime prevention. Their slogan, “By Working Together – We Can Make a Difference”, encourages everyone in the province to take responsibility for ensuring that we all live in a crime free environment.

Target Population:

Citizens of all ages of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Goals and Objectives:

The Association operates with the following goals and objectives:

  1. To act as the governing body for and promote interaction among Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committees in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  2. To promote the development of both province-wide and localized education programs relative to “Safer Homes – Safer Communities”;
  3. To encourage and support provincial and federal legislation relative to “Safer Homes – Safer Communities” and especially as it pertains to the social development model;
  4. To promote and provide assistance in the formation of new Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committees in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  5. To identify problem areas relative to crime prevention and to work in association with law enforcement agencies and other organizations in developing programs aimed at solving these problems.

The association has formed partnerships with the two major police forces in the province, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  By working closely together, the association has been able to ensure that all areas of the province have access to crime prevention committees if they desire.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Since its conception in 1988 member committees of the association have undertaken literally thousands of crime prevention projects in their communities. The local citizens’ groups identify problems in the area and work to try to eliminate those problems. The provincial association is there to offer whatever support is needed. The provincial government also acts as a lobbying. Some of the projects undertaken are:

  1. The Rachel Challenge Program for students in grades K-12
  2. The Tommy Province Wide Anti-Violence Program for students in grade K-3
  3. Seminars on Domestic Violence
  4. Education sessions for Parents On: Alcohol and Drugs and Pornography on the Internet
  5. Suicide and Teen-Parent Manipulation Training Seminars
  6. Education Sessions for Seniors on Fraud, Elder Abuse and How to Protect Yourself

Also see the Mount Pearl Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee listing.