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Community Safety Spotlight

This page collects the articles, resources and tools that appeared in our Community Safety Spotlight and features innovative projects and initiatives related to neighborhood safety and community policing.


Community Safety: Evaluating A community group’s comprehensive approach to stopping crime makes a difference in West Philadelphia. They know because they’ve measured the impact.

Community Safety: Leading A Los Angeles CDC has increased the power of its public safety work by creating partnerships with police and like-minded agencies.

Community Safety: Communicating By telling their story often and well, community developers working on public safety in Providence have been able to build on their success.

Community Safety: Engaging In one Milwaukee neighborhood, the first stage in improving community safety has been taking the time to build the power of community.

Community Safety: Implementing Crime is down and abandoned buildings are being rehabbed in Dudley Square in Boston, thanks to close attention to the details of a public safety campaign.

Community Safety: Planning In Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills neighborhood, a wide variety of stakeholders provided data and information to create a plan that is making the business district a safer place.

Community Safety: What It Takes Lessons from local groups that have worked with LISC’s Community Safety Initiative can help your community fight crime—step by step.

For more, visit the Community Safety section of In The News.

How To Do It Resources

What Is CPTED and How Can It Help Your Community? An article on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design—a multidisciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior by changing how places are laid out, and how they look and feel.

Community Safety by Process A series of how-to articles on the key activities to incorporate public safety into a comprehensive community development initiative, with advice from successful groups around the country.

LISC Community Safety Initiative The LISC Community Safety Initiative website has a wealth of materials, from examples of key strategies to using community development to fight crime, to information about key partners.

For more, visit the Community Safety section of How To Do It.

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