Policies & Programs, filtered by "Community Safety"
Policies and programs that can improve health
Work to empower victims of intimate partner violence, help them with safety plans, and link them with community services (e.g., legal, housing, financial advice, emergency shelter, etc.)
Establish laws that require bicyclists to wear helmets; laws can apply to children or all bicyclists and can be established at the state or local level
Accommodate or provide dedicated space for bicyclists via bicycle paths, lanes, cycle tracks or protected bike lanes, etc.
Match disadvantaged or at-risk youth with volunteer mentors in school or community settings
Provide parents with car seats free of charge, via loan or low cost rental, often with installation support
Share information about the importance of proper car seat use and enforce existing laws via checkpoints, dedicated law enforcement officials, etc.
Educate parents and caregivers about proper use of car seats and reward parents and/or children for correct use
Promote child bicycle helmet use via health education, media campaigns, or provision of free or low-cost helmets
Impose penalties on adults for a child’s unsupervised access to firearms or violation of safe firearm storage requirements
Use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help offenders discover and change the thought processes that lead to maladaptive behavior