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Many of CSI's public and private sector partners have articulated a need for greater collaboration between law enforcement, community organizations, courts and corrections agencies around issues such as reentry, youth programs, and gang violence. Managing cross-agency communication about former offenders reentering their home communities, who is receiving or in need of services, and who is at risk of re-offending is a complicated task. In addition, more communities are looking at specialized courts, alternative sentencing and restorative justice initiatives to improve the overall effectiveness of the justice system and its impact on communities. CSI is working to bridge gaps and bolster public-private partnerships in this arena. See below for examples and resources.

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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...

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 is focuses on the revitalization of dilapidated historic MORE...

Edison Weed & Seed Program - Kalamazoo, MI

Partners: Edison Weed & Seed Program, Neighborhood Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

To respond to increasing crime and blight, the Edison neighborhood in Kalamazoo, Michigan, began working with a Neighborhood Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (NAPA) MORE...

South LA Graffiti Free Zone Project - Los Angeles, CA

Partners: Coalition for Responsible Community Development, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney

As part of a long-standing community-police partnership, the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) collaborated with the Los Angeles Police MORE...

Massachusetts Avenue Project - Buffalo, NY 

Partners: Westside Community Collaborative and the Buffalo Police Department

The Westside Community Collaborative (WSCC) is an association of neighborhood organizations, commercial organizations, service providers, trade organizations, faith-based MORE...

Riverside Youth Court Program - Riverside, CA

Partners: Volunteer Center of Riverside County & Riverside Police Department

The Riverside Youth Court is a restorative justice program for first-time juvenile offenders. The program is designed to provide youth a second chance to stem criminal behavior by early MORE...

Center for Community Safety - Winston-Salem, NC

Partners: Winston-Salem Weed & Seed

In Winston Salem, NC, the Winston-Salem Weed and Seed, administered by the Center for Community Safety at Winston-Salem State University, used a community-police partnership to realize MORE...


Using Asset and Liability Mapping to Promote, Pursue and Improve Public Safety

This case study describes a project conducted in the Greater Elmwood neighborhood of Providence, RI that used mapping and data analysis to guide a comprehensive public MORE...