Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award
E.A.S.Y. Program - Diversity and Aboriginal Policing Section
Vancouver Police Department
The winners of the 2011 Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award were Inspector Mario Giardini, Sergeant Malcolm Cox, Constable Cheryl Leggett, Constable Ara Pehlivanian, Constable Rick Lavallee, Ms. Lori Beckstead and Ms. Beth McArthur of the Vancouver Police Department's Eastside Aboriginal Space for Youth (E.A.S.Y.) program.
Based on years of experience and work forging more positive and trusting relationships with Vancouver's urban Aboriginal community, in 2010, the Vancouver Police Department's Diversity and Aboriginal Policing Section started the E.A.S.Y. program to combat youth crime and gang recruitment. This innovative program involved countless hours of work and personal overtime from section members in order to help young people who have come into conflict with the law turn their lives away from criminal and gang involvement.
Certificate of Distinction
Constable Perry Mason
Hamilton Police Service - Restorative Justice and Healing Circles
The Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award was established in 2000. Here are the previous award recipients:
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