Community Safety and Justice

A Guide to Key Ideas, Effective Approached, and Technical Assistance Resources for Making Connections Cities and Site Teams

Posted January 1, 2000
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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AECF Community Safetyand Justice 2000


Safety is a significant concern for families living in Making Connections communities.This report outlines the ways communities in the Making Connections cities work with their neighbors and the formal justice system to make their neighborhoods safer. This resource guide is part of the Technical Assistance Resource Center series.

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Key Takeaway

Making Neighborhoods Safer Requires Teamwork and Shared Responsibility

When residents of a neighborhood feel safe and see law enforcement and the legal system as trustworthy community partners, transformation is possible. As evidenced through Making Connections, the most effective approach combines community-driven efforts that help prevent crime and engage youth with: criminal justice agency initiatives that work to build programs that address specific community needs and system reforms that help address issues on a broader level.