2.01.2019 -

Expanding Education Opportunities in Prison

Learn how lifting the Pell Grant ban for incarcerated person can provide more wide-ranging economic and social benefits, creating a pipeline of people who will be better qualified for jobs after release and reducing recidivism and its associated costs.

11.05.2018 -

The National Reentry Resource Center

The National Reentry Resource Center from the Council of State Governments collects a variety of resources that can help returning citizens as well as the people and organizations working to support them.

LISC and Urban Institute explore the intersection of creative placemaking and safety

A new report from LISC and Urban Institute shows how arts and culture can make neighborhoods safer places to live.

Revitalizing Commerce for American Cities: A Practitioner ’s Guide to Urban Main Street Programs

The Main Street model, developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the 1970s, uses a four-point approach to commercial revitalization that integrates design improvement, image enhancement, economic development, and organization. This 96-page publication goes into deep detail on issues such as buildng an effective local organization to support the work, marketing and promotion, public safety, and expanding city services and support. Four case studies give real-world examples.

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Place, People, Police

If police, community organizations, neighborhood residents, and businesses cooperate with one another to solve public safety problems, they can accomplish substantial and durable reductions in crime.This paper 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.