Our Initiatives

Resources & Stories

In accordance with our mission to share lessons and tools culled from successful community-oriented crime reduction programs across the country, you'll find a series of helpful resources and stories below.


Creative Placemaking and Community Safety

A report from LISC and Urban Institute shows arts and culture can also make neighborhoods safer places to live. Created with support from Artplace America, this report features case studies from four communities that made intentional efforts to address community and public safety issues using creative placemaking

Learn More
Place, People, Police

This report presents and analyzes three examples of successful, cooperative crime prevention efforts supported by LISC, finding as much as a 41 percent decline in crime incidents compared to what they would have been without the coordinated, multi-sector strategy.

Learn More
All Safety & Justice Resources
See All Resources




Community-Police Partnerships Fight the Opioid Epidemic Where It Lives

An article for Next City looks at the crucial ways a DOJ grant and technical assistance from LISC helped the community of East Dayton tackle opioid-driven crime and disorder.

Learn More
Crime Hotspots Need Investments, Not Just Policing

In an op-ed for The Marshall Project, Maurice A. Jones, LISC CEO, and Julia Ryan, former director of safety programming, explain how research should guide our crime-fighting strategies and why investments in neighborhoods are critical to stopping violence.

Learn More
Podcast on Police and Community Partnerships

LISC CEO, Maurice A. Jones, sits down with Captain Dean Isabella of the Providence Police Department, a longtime partner of LISC’s Safety & Justice program and a tireless advocate for a community-oriented approach to policing.

Listen Now
All Safety & Justice Stories
See all stories