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Community Safety by Process

The Institute's basic model for building a successful comprehensive community initiative has six broad key activities: Engaging with residents, creating a plan, implementing that blueprint for change, communicating with residents and other stakeholders, leading a coalition of partners, and evaluating the results.

In 2013, to give advice about how to approach public safety for each of these key activities, we published a series of articles.

Community Safety: What It Takes -- This overview of the idea of how community safety and community development work hand in hand includes lessons from LISC’s Community Safety Initiative from its experience working with local groups around the country.

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

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

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