The 11 and Under Initiative (11UI) is a collaborative partnership aimed at supporting children under the age of 12 who are exhibiting behaviors that put them at risk for criminal involvement or are at increased risk for victimization. Children are referred to 11UI through an early identification process. 11UI utilizes assertive and integrated case management to engage children and families with human services and community supports.
The 11UI collaborative partnership includes commitment from; Regina Public Schools, Regina Catholic Schools, the Regina Police Service, the Ministry of Social Services, the Ministry of Justice, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Child and Youth Services (Randall Kinship Centre), and Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Mental Health and Addiction Services (Addiction Services).
The 11UI partnership also supports the strength and resilience of families by increasing awareness and access to existing social and community support services. The impetus and need for such an initiative within Regina grew out of challenges faced by many sectors and families, overwhelming evidence and research on early intervention benefits, as well as the opportunity to align with provincial policy direction regarding children and youth. Ultimately an opportunity to support improved community safety and social well-being.