The human experience is complex. Yet, throughout the history of responding to those in conflict with the law, we have applied a simplistic, isolationist mindset, resulting in detrimental impacts on our individual and collective human experience. It is time to reimagine our approach to achieve better outcomes. What if we adopted a symbiotic outlook to delivering human services to those in conflict with the law? Too often, fulfilling the needs of an individual rests with one part of the system when in fact, it requires contributions from various players within the Justice and Human Services ecosystem. When we fail to collaborate and take into account our shared responsibility for a holistic outcome for the individual, we fail the entire system and ultimately fail in achieving our purpose. How we treat those in conflict with the law has collateral impacts on various areas of society and directly affects our collective human experience. This presentation will focus on changing our perspectives on leadership, justice and law enforcement and aligning our purpose with what we do daily.
|Chief of Police (ret’d), City of WinnipegInspector of Policing (ret’d), Province of Ontario