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Strong Partnerships

        

CSI understands that not all problems are universal; local needs and the assets of local partners must drive local strategies. But partnerships aren’t just a means to an end – they are also an important part of “collective efficacy”, or the cohesion among people and institutions to communicate and uphold standards for behavior in places. In cities as diverse as Duluth, Los Angeles, and Boston, police and community developers are crafting joint responses to youth violence, gang activity, drug markets, offender reentry and other issues, building stronger community networks and institutional alliances in the process. Their efforts are yielding notable local results and national recognition. Below are resources describing these partnerships.


 

Beyond Community Policing: Engaging Prosecutors in Community Safety Partnerships 

The prosecutor has a specific area of expertise and a distinct role to play in community safety that cannot be filed by the police or the community. This article explains that role MORE... 

 


 

Organizing for Safety: Transforming Community Activism Into Community Change

Experience has shown that effective community organizing around public safety is one of the most lucrative paths to community revitalization. This paper presents examples MORE...
 

Toledo-Lagrange Weed & Seed - Toledo, OH 

Partners: Lagrange Development Corporation & Toledo Police Department

Lagrange Weed & Seed/CSI in Toledo, Ohio is the first hybrid Weed & Seed/CSI project. The program illustrates the collaboration between a community development corporation, the Lagrange MORE... 
 

Druid Hills Revitalization - Charlotte, NC

Partners: Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Just north of the city center of Charlotte, North Carolina is the neighborhood of Druid Hills, a community that struggled with drug activity and drug-related  MORE...
 

Revitalizing Over-the-Rhine - Cincinnati, OH

Partners: Over the Rhine Revitalization Corporation, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful & Cincinnati Police Department

In recent years, Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine, a poor neighborhood located in the heart of the city, has been plagued with heavy drug use and trafficking, homicides MORE...
 

Parkis Ave/North Elmwood Revitalization - Providence, RI 

Partners: Community Works Rhode Island, Providence Police Department, and Rhode Island Department of Corrections

The partnership between Greater Elmwood Neighborhood Services & the Providence Police Department focuses on the revitalization of dilapidated historic MORE...
 

There's No Place like A HOME - Phoenix, AZ

Partners: Neighborhood Housing Services & Phoenix Police Department

The Garfield Neighborhood is a diverse, historic front-porch community in the heart of downtown Phoenix. In the mid-1990s, Garfield had many deteriorated houses and vacant lots, poor quality MORE...