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CSI is proud to partner with experts in the areas of public safety, housing, health and economic development.  These practitioners help shape and add value to our technical assistance and training services leading to improved communication and decision-making systems for community-police partnerships around the country. Working with our network, CSI shares best-practices, advocates for supportive local and national policies, and fosters alliances between institutions in the criminal justice and community development industries.  Learn more about our network by exploring the diverse and exciting work they do.

  • Active Living By Design - Active Living creates community-led change by working with local and national partners to build a culture of active living and healthy eating. Their goal is to create healthy communities, where routine physical activity and healthy eating are accessible, easy and affordable to everyone.
  • AlterNation - Gregory Saville and his partners at AlterNation, an international and multi-disciplinary consulting firm, are dedicated to helping change agents transform their world for the better. They offer a variety of  crime, safegrowth, policing and community development services to businesses, government, non-profit organizations and communities.
  • Center for Community Progress - Community Progress is a national non-profit that strives to create vibrant communities primarily through the reuse of vacant, abandoned, and problem properties in America's cities and towns.
  • Council of State Governments Justice Center - The Council of State Governments Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. Staff provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies—informed by available evidence—to increase public safety and strengthen communities.  
  • Housing Crime Consultants, Inc. - Under the leadership of Timothy Vance, Housing Crime Consultants, Inc., is a dynamic company engaged in removing criminal activities from housing sites. It capitalizes on the experience of having stabilized more than 4,000 residential properties from the harmful effects of drug-dealing and other criminal activities based in housing.
  • Institute for Comprehensive Community Development - The Institute was established by LISC to advance the field of comprehensive community development and the positive impact it has in urban and rural communities across the country. The Institute is a place where the community development field can take what it learns from practice and use it as a base from which to provide training, to promote research in comprehensive community development, and to investigate the public policies that would best advance this work locally and nationally. 
  • Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence - Under the leadership of Teny Gross, the Institute aims to teach, by word and example, the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. They provide nonviolence training, mentor programs for youth, victim support services, and juvenile reentry programs based in Providence, Rhode Island.
  • National Institute of Crime Prevention - Since 1999, Art Hushen and his colleagues at the National Institute of Crime Prevention have provided national training and support on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and intervention and other issues.
  • National Reentry Resource Center - The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) is a project of the Council of State Governments Justice Center.  NRRC provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry. The NRRC’s mission is to advance the reentry field through knowledge transfer and dissemination and to promote evidence-based best practices.
  • Operation New Hope - Operation New Hope is a non-profit community development corporation based in Jacksonville, Florida that is dedicated to providing individuals and families with opportunities and tools necessary to rebuild their lives and restore communities through sustainable economic development initiatives. Its Ready4Work model for successful workforce reintegration of ex-offenders is nationally recognized.
  • Prevention Institute - Prevention Institute serves as a focal point for primary prevention practice - promoting policies, organizational practices, and collaborative efforts that improve health and quality of life. As a national non-profit organization, the Institute is committed to preventing illness and injury, to fostering health and social equity, and to building momentum for community prevention as an integral component of a quality health system.
  • Strategy Matters, Inc. - With principal Jim Jordan, former director of strategic planning for the Boston Police Department, Strategy Matters is a consulting group that works with mission-driven organizations to develop creative solutions to complex problems, and to help them meet their goals in today's challenging and competitive environment. Strategy clients work in areas that affect whole communities; justice, safety, education, health and culture.
  • Vera Institute of Justice - The Vera Institute, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for justice police and practice, combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society to improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.