We understand and believe that safety is a human right. Through our Comprehensive Violence Reduction Strategy, we help low-income, high-crime communities decrease and prevent violence. First, we work with you to determine the conditions of your community, and then work together to help implement a proven plan for getting the job done.
Our asset-based approach identifies and nurtures community strengths in ways that uses them to help reduce violence. This approach recognizes that communities have their own set of leaders, skills, talents, and assets to bring to the table. Because communities know best what’s happening in their neighborhoods, we believe letting them drive the process is the key to successfully reducing and preventing violence.
Our Technical Assistance includes:
- Training & Leadership Devopment
- Community Violence Needs Assessment
- Community Safety Scorecard
- Stakeholder Network Development
- Strategy Development & Implementation Support
- Subject Matter Expertise
The Urban Peace Academy was established to train gang interventionists, the only publicly funded training program in the nation for gang interventionists. The academy has trained more than 2,400 gang interventionists and law enforcement officers in cutting-edge techniques that reduce violence and keep peace in the hot zones. This has resulted in collaboration and shared accountability to achieve public safety.
For more information see the overview of The Urban Peace Academy here or contact Fernando Rejón at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A needs assessment is an important first step to any public policy problem-solving process. Urban Peace Institute has found that in order to understand the complex dynamics of violence in a community, it is worthwhile to undertake a comprehensive community violence assessment. A good community needs assessment should combine statistical data analysis and community engaged research to ascertain community stakeholder perceptions and experiences.
Read about our Community Violence Reduction Strategy or contact Virginia Lee at email@example.com to learn more.
In partnership with local organizations, we employ research methods, such as the Community Safety Scorecard, to reveal the extent of public safety inequity in a community. Despite the inequity, we find it important to note that each community has a unique array of assets and risks and any strategy implemented must build upon the resources that already exist in the area.
Contact Virginia Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for an example read Community Safety Scorecard: City of Los Angeles 2011.
We offer expertise in several areas including:
Gangs and Gang Intervention
Summer Safety Strategy
Comprehensive Violence Reduction Strategy
Positive School Climate
Criminal Justice & Juvenile Justice
Contact Fernando Rejón at email@example.com to learn more.