The purpose of CPANB is to promote and support organizations that are creating safer communities and taking actions to prevent crime in New Brunswick. 

It is a non-profit association that has members from across the province.  Members include other non profit organizations, like local crime prevention committees, Block Parents or Neighbourhood Watch, the John Howard Society and the YMCA; protection services like municipal police forces and the RCMP; government departments including the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Health and Wellness, and Family and Community Services; individuals and businesses.