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Creating Safer Communities
This Issue
Welcome to the fall 2007 edition of In-Sites, where CCDO gives you quick access to important information from the field. This issue includes stories about the National Guard helping to make a difference in the lives of youth, reentry programs addressing the needs of local populations, and community policing and urban renewal working together to revive a neighborhood. More articles are highlighted below; find others by clicking on the section links to the left.
Features
Minneapolis Neighborhood Sees Results With New Gunfire Detection  SystemMinneapolis Neighborhood Sees Results With New Gunfire Detection System
In Minneapolis' Central neighborhood, the new ShotSpotter gunfire detection system has significantly reduced the level of crime and boosted community morale.
Syracuse Youth Find Common Ground Through SkateboardingSyracuse Youth Find Common Ground Through Skateboarding
In a city that has more than 40 youth gangs, the Weed and Seed site teamed up with the National Guard to create a skateboarding competition that brought together youth from all backgrounds for a day of camaraderie and youth drug education.
Sunnyside Weed and Seed Cosponsors First Job Fair at County JailSunnyside Weed and Seed Cosponsors First Job Fair at County Jail
In June a county jail in Flagstaff held its first job fair. This milestone is only part of a larger reentry initiative known as Genisis-X, sponsored by two local Weed and Seed sites.
New Substation To Decrease Crime, Restore the NeighborhoodNew Substation To Decrease Crime, Restore the Neighborhood
A Cincinnati neighborhood begins its own restoration by transforming two long-vacant storefronts into a new substation and a permanent Weed and Seed office. The hope is that this project will serve as a catalyst to revitalizing the whole community.