Donate to LISC >

Stay Connected with CSI:

Download the CSI Program Summary to learn the basics 

National LISC News

City-County Government


A host of city and county agencies are often essential to efforts to reduce crime, particularly those which command resources around code enforcement, sanitation and economic development. The following resources highlight best-practices and also touch on cost-benefit analysis of public investment in community safety projects.



A Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Auburn Boulevard Revitalization Project

As public agencies and community developers look to replicate successful projects, it is important to apply objective measures to evaluate achievements. This publication MORE...

Information Networks Forge Strong Community-Police Collaboration - Phoenix, AZ

Partners: Fax Net 1 and the Phoenix Police Department

Fax Net 1, a communications network, links local, state and federal law enforcement agencies operating in Maricopa County to each other and to community MORE...

Garfield Weed & Seed - Phoenix, AZ

Partners: Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department & Phoenix Police Department

Crime, substandard housing, drug houses and gang and youth violence plagued Phoenix’s Garfield neighborhood. In 1994, Garfield was designated a Weed & Seed site and began to reap MORE... 


Leveraging Code Enforcement for Neighborhood Safety: Insights for Community Developers 

Drawing on the best-practice strategies employed by winners of the MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards over the last five years, this paper leads safety MORE...



Policymaker's Guide to Building Our Way Out of Crime: The Transformative Power of Police-Community Developer Partnership

The case studies provided highlight the roles police have played in helping developers convert places that generated or attracted crime and blight into neighborhood MORE...

Grier Heights Neighborhood Initiative - Charlotte, NC 

Partners: Grier Heights Neighborhood Improvement Organization and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

In 1995, The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and several city-wide and community-based agencies joined local residents to form the Grier Heights MORE...

Auburn Boulevard Revitalization - Sacramento, CA

Partners: Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency & Sacramento County Sheriff Department

In 1992, the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency started a revitalization project on Auburn Blvd. to respond to years of neglect. As SHRA MORE...