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Situation Tables

Program Title:

 

Prince Albert hub model/situation tables

 

Program Blurb:

 

The Prince Albert Hub Model (also known as situation tables) is a collaborative, multi-agency team striving to build safer and healthier communities through mobilization of existing resources to support individuals/families at acutely elevated risk. Acutely elevated risk means that a situation meets these elements: (1) significant interest at stake, (2) probability of harm occurring, (3) significant intensity of harm, and (4) multi-agency nature of the risk.

 

The purpose of the Hub is to enhance the delivery of integrated services to those who are at acutely elevated risk through early identification and rapid mobilization of existing services in an integrated approach. Additionally, the Hub hopes to provide short-term interventions moving towards long-term solutions.

Assessment:

Is the program based on research?

N

No such information is available.

Has the program been independently evaluated?

N

No such information is available.

Was the program rigorously tested?

N

No studies have been located.

Has the program evaluation been replicated?

N

We could not find any published, peer-reviewed studies to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.

Was the program tested in Canada?

N

While hubs/situation tables have been adopted by Canadian police agencies, we could find no published, peer-reviewed studies evaluating their effectiveness.

Comments/cautions:

We are unable to confirm whether the Hub model is effective in reducing risk, as the program has not been independently and/or rigorously evaluated.

Assessor:

Dallas Hill, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

 

Dallas Hill is a second year Ph.D. student in the Criminology program at Ontario Tech University. Under the supervision of Dr. Christopher O’Connor, her research builds on her previous work in the area of social control and large-scale institutions. Specifically, her doctoral research will be an examination of the current quality and the usage of big data by police personnel within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) as a form of information/evidence-sharing, intelligence, analytics, and surveillance. She has served as the Vice President of the Criminology Graduate Student Association since 2018.

Reviewer:

Dr. Jennifer Schulenberg, University of Waterloo

Dr. Jennifer Schulenberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on police discretion, organizational culture, patrol deployment models, vulnerable persons, research methods, and youth crime.

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