Bartholomew Street Complex Community Hub

Proposed Bartholomew Street
Community Hub
Brockville Police Service
November 26, 2014
Vision and Objectives
Community Policing In Brockville
Timing / Why Now?
Why Social Housing?
Proposed Hub Location / Bartholomew St
Other Area Hubs
Roles and Responsibilities
Next Steps
BPS’s Vision & Objectives
What is BPS’s Vision for a Hub
• To create a central place for families to
access services
• Agencies to provide outreach etc.
• Enhanced communication and
coordination amongst partners
• Engage whole family
• Provision of services and programs to
support families and children. Homework
Community Policing Model
• What is community policing
• What is the BPS model or principles for community policing
• Vision
– The Brockville Police Services' vision of the future is one of change to being
more proactive in the delivery of community policing: strengthening the role
of enforcement of federal, provincial and municipal laws, and the provision of
quality management of the Police Service
• Goal
– Improved community safety and crime reduction of targeted crimes through
education & enforcement.
• Method
– Diagnosing and managing problems which produce serious crimes
– Foster relationships with our community to enhance community safety, crime
prevention and crime solving for targeted crimes
– Building self-defence capabilities within the community itself
Why Now?
Common Objectives and Visions
Brockville Police Service Vision and Priorities
– Public Safety
– Community partnerships(community policing)
– Accountable to PSA, PSB, Council and the community
UCLG Housing Strategy: “Bringing New Life To Public Housing”
– Create a people-centered philosophy for public housing
– Provide Safe and Efficient Housing that reflects changing needs
– Transform a liability into an asset
Ontario Government Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy
– Putting People First
– Creating Stronger Partnerships
– Supporting Affordable Options
– Accountable Services
Why Social Housing?
• Potential for positive outcomes for tenants,
community and the taxpayer
• Concentrated high density housing units
– Vulnerable / economically disadvantaged families and
– increased incidence of complaints, children's behavior
(bullying), noise, swearing,
– negative neighborhood perception
– Stigma / isolation
– Multiple and diverse needs
Why Social Housing?
• Multiple community agency involvement with
common clients
• Housing of last resort – need for stable and
safe housing
• Higher incidence of police involvement
• Cycle of poverty – long term dependence
Proposed Hub Location
Bartholomew St., Brockville
Demographics and Profile
– 28 Townhouse Units
– 35 adults
• 10 Two adult families
• 15 Lone Parent families
• 66 Children (50% under 9yrs old)
Proposed Hub Location
Bartholomew St., Brockville
Demographics and Profile
• High Turnover Rate / Evictions and Move -outs
– 8 in 2013
– 14 in 2014
• 3 Evictions for 2014
• Costly to turn units around
– $4,000-9,000 Repairs
– $384.70 per eviction for sheriff
• Long wait list for family units yet clients would
rather wait than move to Bartholomew St.
Other Area Hubs
• Smiths Falls
– Rainbow Community House
• Brantford
– George
• Oxford County
– The Open Door at 909 James Street
The Rainbow Community House
The Rainbow Community House
The Rainbow Community House
The Rainbow Community House
The Rainbow Community House
The Open Door at 909 James Street
The Open Door at 909 James Street
Role of BPS, Community & Tenants
BPS Lead / coordinating agency
Community Partners
Advisory Committee
• Evaluation process
• Best Practices
• Examples of measurable outcomes:
– Turnover Rate
– # of evictions and cost for sheriff
– Cost to get unit ready from eviction
– By-Law Complaints, Police Calls
– Program Attendance
– School Attendance
Next Steps
• Review your agencies commitment and
support to project;
• Provide a letter of commitment and support
by December 12, 2014;
• Seek approval from the JSC and the county;
• Advisory committee

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