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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241935     Find in a Library
  Title: Seeding Change: How Small Projects Can Improve Community Health and Safety
  Document URL: PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Sarah Schweig
  Corporate Author: Center for Court Innovation
United States of America
  Date Published: 04/2013
  Page Count: 19
  Annotation: Based largely on the experiences of projects developed from “seed” money provided by The California Endowment, this publication aims to change readers’ understanding of violence as not just a criminal justice issue but also a systemic social and health problem.
  Abstract: The report summarizes the discussions of a roundtable convened in Washington, DC, to share some key lessons about law enforcement-public health collaborations in addressing violence. Two presentations reviewed advancements in violence prevention methods. One presentation explained how to predict gun violence by analyzing social networking and community-level prevention strategies. The second presentation explained the use of anonymous data from emergency rooms to inform crime-fighting and community level violence-prevention strategies. Following these presentations, the jurisdictions that were awarded mini-grants from The California Endowment described their pilot projects of collaboration between law enforcement and public health professionals in the development of violence-prevention strategies. The cities involved in the pilot effort are East Palo Alto, CA; Milwaukee, WI; Chicago, IL; and Los Angeles, CA. Grant-makers then provided advice on how small projects might develop and expand. Attention was given to budget limitations, the documentation of the impact of a project, collaboration, and funding interests. Roundtable participants (police, public health experts, and grant-makers) agreed that the new partnerships between public health and law enforcement were just the beginning. Participants were interested in promoting a national-level discussion about how public safety and public health agencies might cooperate in reducing violence.
  Main Term(s): Community policing
  Index Term(s): Public Health Service ; Interagency cooperation ; Police crime-prevention ; Private sector-government cooperation ; Violence prevention
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America

California Endowment
United States of America
  Publication Number: ISBN 978-1-932582-76-5
  Sale Source: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
Two Constitutional Square
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
  Type: Conference Material ; Technical Assistance
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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