Convening Cities to Design Violent Crime Reduction Strategies

To help reduce crime and violence using evidence-based strategies, D.C. plans to create a Safer, Stronger Cities Pilot Program, a network of U.S. cities that will focus on using nonviolent interventions and strong government-community relations to help high-risk populations.

FUSE executive fellow Gerard Tate will help create a means for evaluating the program established by the Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, aiming to identify best practices to share with other cities. He will help identify the cities that are interested in such partnerships, and develop ideas for fundraising to help partner cities get their programs off the ground. With this playbook, the goal is to show how empowered communities can help reduce violence and crime in communities across the country.