UPI develops and implements policy, practice and systems solutions to reduce violence, achieve safety and improve community health.
Urban Peace Academy
The Urban Peace Academy develops teams of trained professionals working to prevent and reduce violence. Our rigorous instruction program presents effective strategies for forming relationships and trust between residents and officers to ensure neighborhood safety.
Safe and Healthy Communities
UPI creates safe and healthy communities by developing tailored solutions for neighborhoods effected by violence. At the core of our efforts, we promote relationship based policing to improve law enforcement and community interactions.
UPI works to promote smart justice policy solutions to keep boys and men of color on track and out of the criminal justice system. This works includes advocacy to reform the CalGang database and the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
While UPI’s maintains a strong focus on ensuring safety in Los Angeles, the organization also supports cities across the country to implement violence reduction strategies. UPI provides technical assistance to municipalities, law enforcement agencies, schools, and foundations working to improve safety in