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Developers

A host of crime prevention theories and programs champion the importance of place in influencing whether and how crimes occur. Because their work has the potential to dramatically change places for the better, developers command powerful resources to prevent crime. By ensuring that developers share plans and make joint decisions with police and other partners, communities can make the most of this opportunity, particularly when development projects reflect resident values and vision for community change.


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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...
 


 

Catalyst for Collaboration: Roles of a Safety Coordinator

This paper draws from the strategies of successful community-safety partnerships to describe how safety coordinators can engage community members and law enforcement 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...
 


 

Out of the Blue: Turning Problem into Opportunity When a Police Partner Moves On

Transfers of police personnel to other departmental positions can be difficult for community developers who rely heavily on police support—and in some cases, trusting MORE...
 


 

Partnering to Build Out of Crime: HomeSight and the Seattle Police Department

Community developers, policymakers and law enforcement agencies will be interested to learn how HomeSight, a CDC, integrated safety work to harness a greater investment MORE...
 


 

Safe Streets, Sound Communities

This report acts as an introduction to the Community Safety Initiative. It explores LISC's role in promoting community safety through partnerships between police and community 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...
 


 

Understanding Crime Displacement: A Guide for Community Development Practitioners

The idea that crime will automatically relocate in the aftermath of community development initiatives (CDIs) is perhaps one of the most commonly held beliefs among MORE...
 


 

A Blade of Grass Cuts Through Stone: Helping Rebuild Urban Neighborhoods Through Unconventional Police-Community Partnerships

This article proposes mixing community policing and community development with the objective of having economic development and community safety mechanisms MORE...

 


 

Building our way out of Crime: The Transformative Power of Police-Community Developer Partnerships 

This book provides extensive descriptions and analysis of innovative efforts in communities across the United States to reduce crime in and improve the economic vitality 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...