In many indigenous communities there are a lot of community safety issues that go beyond just focusing on women and focusing on men. There are problems that communities need to look at themselves, so rather than going into communities and saying, “Here's what we will do to help you”, Public Safety has a community safety planning process whereby we engage with communities to help them form a council. We provide a facilitator to coach them through a community safety planning process through which they will take a hard look at their community, at what some of the safety risks are for victims, and at what some of the risks are that lead people into criminal activity, and they will identify how their community can address those and what other supports they need from the federal government, provincial governments, and municipal governments to meet their other community safety needs.
Once they have a plan developed, our next step is working with them to engage other partners across the federal government or in other provincial or territorial governments and in cities to help with that implementation. To date we've worked with over 100 communities to develop a community safety plan. Twenty-eight have finished the plans, and we're working with three as pilot projects for this implementation process through which we engage across jurisdictions to help with the implementation.
The sense is that there are many elements of a safe community. They include not just the policing—and as you may know, we've increased funding for first nations policing programs, so that will help—but also things like proper youth centres, addictions programs, schools, child care, and work programs so that communities are able to identify what they need to help create a safer community and reduce engagement in the criminal justice system.
We've also just launched another initiative, the indigenous community corrections initiative, to help with the reintegration of offenders. Kelley talked about section 84 programs. Communities actually need something in place so that they can work with the offenders when they re-enter the community, including the dynamics between the victims and the—