The Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) is the flagship publication of the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance (CSKA), a Saskatchewan based consortium of public, private and academic interests which aims to advance the knowledge, social science and evidence base in support of multi-sector approaches to building stronger and healthier individuals, families and communities in Canada and beyond.

Since 2010, the Canadian province of Saskatchewan has gained worldwide attention for its innovative commitment to multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing crime and improving wide range of social and economic outcomes for its citizens and their communities. Parallel developments in other provinces (notably, Ontario), and in Scotland, England, the Netherlands, and such diverse environments as South Africa and Colombia, have all showcased certain common elements, specifically the recognized need to discontinue the long established pattern of operating within the so-called ‘siloed’ mandates of public services and community supports.

These common commitments have led to a growing range of social innovations, and many promising practices and social policy initiatives are proliferating at an accelerating rate across Canada and elsewhere. However, to date, much of this new multi-sector collaboration is fueled only by some impressive local outcomes and certain early indicators of success. Very little empirical social science currently exists to ensure the validity and replicability of such policies and practices, and to ensure the sustainability of the emerging models that appear to hold such promise.

The Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) has been created to fill this gap, as the only peer-reviewed journal founded on the principles of multi-sector collaboration, and focused on the intersection of the human services and criminal justice systems.

The journal anticipates to be indexed in major scholarly databases, with the goal of obtaining an impact factor within the next 3-5 years.

Vol 4, No 3 (2019)

The articles so-noted in this Table of Contents relate directly to the Law Enforcement & Public Health (LEPH) Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, October 2019.

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