Technical Assistance

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 communities. Since, 2011, UPI has supported over 20 cities across the country in implementing community safety solutions and training local law enforcement. 

Our services are tailored directly to address the unique needs of each region.

We Offer: Community Assessments, Research & Analysis, Urban Peace Academy training, Policy Development & Implementation, Leadership Development, Bridge Building, as well as Strategy & Program Development.

 
Research & Analysis: UPI regularly engages in research projects to determine effective smart justice strategies to break the cycle of violence and guide public sector resources. See examples our research and evaluations. (to publications)

Research & Analysis:

UPI regularly engages in research projects to determine effective smart justice strategies to break the cycle of violence and guide public sector resources. See examples our research and evaluations. (to publications)

Community Assessments: UPI conducts community surveys, focus groups, data mapping, asset identification and gang crime analysis to determine a tailored approach to combat violence. Assessment results identify safety strategies and recommend targeted approaches to create safer communities. See examples of our assessments in Watts & Willowbrook,  East Los Angeles, and  Harvard Park.

Community Assessments:

UPI conducts community surveys, focus groups, data mapping, asset identification and gang crime analysis to determine a tailored approach to combat violence. Assessment results identify safety strategies and recommend targeted approaches to create safer communities. See examples of our assessments in Watts & Willowbrook,  East Los Angeles, and  Harvard Park.

Leadership Development: We provide tailored leadership development trainings to develop the capacity of residents to develop and lead safety strategies in their communities. Learn more about community trainings.

Leadership Development:

We provide tailored leadership development trainings to develop the capacity of residents to develop and lead safety strategies in their communities. Learn more about community trainings.

Strategy & Program Development: UPI works with public agencies, cities, law enforcement, and nonprofits and to develop coordinated approaches to combat violence. Learn more about our efforts to develop effective regional safety strategies.

Strategy & Program Development:

UPI works with public agencies, cities, law enforcement, and nonprofits and to develop coordinated approaches to combat violence. Learn more about our efforts to develop effective regional safety strategies.

Bridge Building: UPI forges relationships between community members and law enforcement to develop trust and provide oversight for relationship based policing strategies. Learn more about our work with the Community Safety Partnership in South Los Angeles.

Bridge Building:

UPI forges relationships between community members and law enforcement to develop trust and provide oversight for relationship based policing strategies. Learn more about our work with the Community Safety Partnership in South Los Angeles.

Policy Development & Implementation: UPI uplifts to voices of residents effected by violence to advocate for law enforcement and justice system reforms. Learn more about our smart justice approach.

Policy Development & Implementation:

UPI uplifts to voices of residents effected by violence to advocate for law enforcement and justice system reforms. Learn more about our smart justice approach.