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Safety is fundamental to the health and vitality of communities. People need to know that their children can walk to school without fear, and that their neighborhood streets and parks are peaceful places—every bit as much as they need good, affordable housing, living-wage jobs and strong schools.
Safety is also critical to attracting community-minded businesses and homeowners to neighborhoods. When crime is high, local economies shrivel. Revitalization and crime reduction must go hand in hand, which is why LISC invests in safety initiatives that promote police-community partnerships and community development at the same time.
Addressing crime and safety is as important as making sure people have affordable housing, jobs and health care, and good schools. Safe neighborhoods attract families and businesses.
LISC Safety establishes partnerships among law enforcement, residents, business owners and members of other neighborhood institutions.
Long-term, effective partnerships can significantly reduce persistent crime, disorder and fear. The Community Safety Initiative seeks to help neighborhoods reduce crime, increase public confidence, support home-ownership, and stimulate commerce.
Helping communities create comprehensive strategies to address crime