Target a particular crime through law enforcement and community agency cooperation and coordination of various deterrents and social services; also called pulling levers policing
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Community Safety" and "Prevent neighborhood crime and violence"
Focus police resources and enforcement on high-activity crime locations within a community (e.g., street blocks and buildings) using policing tactics such as increasing enforcement time, problem-oriented policing, etc.
Restrict youth under a certain age from being in public places during certain hours, usually at night
Enlist mentors to develop relationships and spend time individually with at-risk mentees for an extended period; mentors have greater knowledge, skills, etc. than mentees
Support the efforts of neighborhood residents to work together in preventing crime by reporting suspicious or potentially criminal behavior to local law enforcement
Allow adults to possess a limited amount of marijuana for personal, non-medical use
Use victim-offender dialogue to address the harm caused by a crime and victims’ needs; can take place pre-arrest or post sentence via sharing circles, victim-offender mediation, or face-to-face conferences
Organize tours of prison facilities for juvenile delinquents or youth at risk of delinquency and allow them to observe prison life and attend inmates’ presentations; also called juvenile awareness programs
Provide short-term employment opportunities for youth, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds
Require both licensed and unlicensed firearm dealers to conduct background checks of potential handgun purchasers