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August 31, 1998
Community Safety Task Force Meeting to Discuss Changes to Young Offenders Act
The City of Toronto's Task Force on Community Safety is organizing a special
meeting on Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the York Civic Centre, 2700
Eglinton Avenue West to discuss proposed changes to the Young Offenders Act.

Councillors Rob Davis and Brad Duguid, co-chairs of the task force, and
Councillor Dennis Fotinos, Chair of the Mayor's Task Force on Young Offenders,
will make presentations at the meeting.

Presentations will also be made by representatives of organizations including
CAVEAT, Operation Springboard, the Toronto District School Board, Metro Youth
Council, Crime Concern, Toronto Police and the Toronto Child Abuse Centre. The
organizations will discuss what communities can do to prevent youth crime and
steps that have been taken to improve safety measures in the community.

There will also be presentations from City of Toronto staff regarding city
programs in place aimed at helping to reduce youth crime.

Members of the public are invited to participate and share their views on The
Young Offenders Act and ways to prevent youth crime in our community.

A discussion paper on proposed changes to the Young Offenders Act and the
City's role in preventing youth crime is available here. Comments can be e-mailed to The Task Force on Community Safety was set up by Toronto City Council in January 1998 to develop a comprehensive and coordinated strategy to make Toronto a world leader in community-based crime prevention.
Councillor Rob Davis (416) 397-9261 Councillor Brad Duguid (416) 392-0204
Frank Carnevale, Executive Assistant to Councillor Dennis Fotinos (416) 392-4068



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