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LISC Experts Online: "Organizing for safety"

Organizing residents and business owners to work with police to address persistent crime problems is essential to making neighborhoods safe in the long run. It is also notoriously difficult.

Distrust between community members and police, and fear of retaliation can be major barriers to collaboration. In some neighborhoods, cultural and linguistic differences between officers and community members, or between different groups within the community, add to the challenge.

This webcast featured three community development leaders who have tackled these challenges and achieved remarkable results.


  • Spencer Buchholz, Lawrence CommunityWorks, Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Cat Dodson Goodrich, Chelsea Neighborhood Developers, Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • Nick Wolff, VVBOOM, San Francisco, California
  • Mona Mangat (Moderator), LISC Community Safety Initiative

View the recording Presentation Packet

Posted in Engaging, Community Safety

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