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Hobbema Cadet Corps Program

Background

  • developed and implemented by the RCMP for the community of Hobbema, Alberta.
  • a comprehensive crime reduction initiative educating Aboriginal youth on the dangers of gang activity, drug abuse and associated violence.
  • recruits young Aboriginal people and advises them on positive choices and alternatives to overcome daily negative obstacles that prevent them from obtaining future education and career opportunities.
  • in partnership with the youth, community and police, it provides culturally tailored guidance, knowledge, trust, respect, discipline, experience and strength to everyone involved.
  • cadets become role models for their peers and the younger generation in their respective communities.

Success

  • school attendance has risen and crime significantly reduced in the community.
  • the program's youth empowerment and crime reduction model has received national and international interest among Aboriginal, academic and policing communities.