Safety and Justice – Supporting Collaborative Approaches for Safe Spaces
The webinar begins with an introduction to LISC’s national Safety & Justice program and with information on the close relationship between place and crime.
Viewers will then hear from Tom Wyatt, based in Flint, MI, who has led dynamic partnership efforts along that city’s University Avenue Corridor to reduce crime associated with vacant properties including:
Property distress reduction efforts focused on vacant residential properties
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies to reduce opportunities for criminal activity to take place
Community-Police partnership dynamics
Creative placemaking & problem property remediation
Community outreach and engagement strategies to improve community-police partnerships as well as increased resident-to-resident relationships that support informal social control of neighborhoods and public spaces (e.g. collective efficacy).
Helene Caloir, Director, LISC New York State Housing Stabilization Fund