a To assist neighborhood residents, community-based organizations, and public agencies to organize and achieve safer and healthier neighborhoods.
a To build on the philosophy that neighborhood residents have the power to understand their own needs and to take steps to meet those needs.
a To contribute toward providing neighborhoods with a new sense of their own worth and power and to open new opportunities for safe and productive lives.
Safe Streets can help
i unite people with common concerns and objectives.
i dismantle barriers of indifference and misconception.
i build safe and healthy environments.
i develop local businesses, educational and government resources.
i provide problem-solving suggestions, guidelines and options.
i channel anger, fear and frustration into productive actions.
Keys to Success
By working together we can better accomplish what is difficult or impossible to do alone.
Encouraging and maintaining dialogue from neighbor to neighbor, and block to block promotes awareness and involvement.
Change is most effective when it comes in carefully thought-out increments.
Peaceful neighborhoods are no accident...long term commitment makes peace happen.