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Community Response Model Moves Forward with Partner Commitments

We’re pleased to report significant outcomes and advancements as the Community Response Model (CRM) moves forward to Phase ll. 

Conceptualized and facilitated by #NotInMyCity over three years ago, the CRM provides a coordinated wraparound response to support youth at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation and works in partnership with the Calgary Police Service, Children’s Services, Alberta Health Services Mental Health and Addictions, Hull Services, McMan Youth Family & Community Services and Trellis. 

In March #NIMC passed the chairmanship of this collective over to Hull Services and McMan as the partnership assumes ownership of the model with the stated aim of integrating this collaborative approach into their practices.  

“The commitment of our partner agencies to continue advancing collaboration is a significant indicator of the success of this initiative,” said Bonnie Johnston, Co-Executive Director, #NotInMyCity and Co-Chair of the Provincial Human Trafficking Network. “Although there is still much work to be done, we have all seen the difference working together has made in building trust, increasing awareness of the issue and most importantly providing improved outcomes for the youth we are serving.” 

Among the 64 youth that have been served by the CRM partnership in Calgary and the surrounding area, we have seen substantive reductions in the behavioral indicators that increase risk to exploitation and human trafficking (see side bar).

We’re pleased to report significant outcomes and advancements as the Community Response Model (CRM) moves forward to Phase ll. 

Conceptualized and facilitated by #NotInMyCity over three years ago, the CRM provides a coordinated wraparound response to support youth at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation and works in partnership with the Calgary Police Service, Children’s Services, Alberta Health Services Mental Health and Addictions, Hull Services, McMan Youth Family & Community Services and Trellis. 

In March #NIMC passed the chairmanship of this collective over to Hull Services and McMan as the partnership assumes ownership of the model with the stated aim of integrating this collaborative approach into their practices.  

“The commitment of our partner agencies to continue advancing collaboration is a significant indicator of the success of this initiative,” said Bonnie Johnston, Co-Executive Director, #NotInMyCity and Co-Chair of the Provincial Human Trafficking Network. “Although there is still much work to be done, we have all seen the difference working together has made in building trust, increasing awareness of the issue and most importantly providing improved outcomes for the youth we are serving.” 

Among the 64 youth that have been served by the CRM partnership in Calgary and the surrounding area, we have seen substantive reductions in the behavioral indicators that increase risk to exploitation and human trafficking (see side bar).