Criteria: The MASST Chief Youth Courage Award will recognize a child who demonstrates many positive attributes including kindness to others and high trust with Calgary Police Officers and other authority figures. The nominee is an active participant in pro-social activities including physical education and healthy choices. The MASST child knows how to ask and receive help if it is needed for him/her or their family members. A MASST child understands what a crime is and what activities could cause them or others harm. A MASST child makes good choices and is demonstrating behaviors worthy of a committed citizen.
Nominators: Any member of the CPS MASST Team
About: MASST – Multi Agency School Support Team (MASST) program is an early-intervention initiative. MASST supports children five to twelve years of age who are exhibiting behavior that puts them at risk of criminal activity or becoming a victim. The children and their families work closely with teams of police officers, social workers, and health care professionals, often for extended periods of time. MASST has three goals: (1) decrease the likelihood of children being involved in a negative or possibly criminal pattern of behavior or victimization into teen years (2) increase collaboration among police, schools, and other agencies in addressing crime prevention and student/family resiliency (3) change the perception of MASST-involved children and families around the role of police, social workers, and other helping professionals.