LAST CALL: Must be registered by midnight Sunday, June 3, 2017!
Is safety in your community a top concern? Do you feel voiceless whenever issues arise in your neighborhood? Do you want to bridge the gap between the police and your community? Come and be heard at our annual Neighbors Together event to discuss strategy directly with local law enforcement officers on how to best improve neighborhood safety. Hear from nationally-recognized facilitators on proven approaches to make neighborhoods stronger, safer and more resilient.
Each June, NeighborWorks America and its network of local organizations mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers, business leaders, neighbors, friends and local and national elected and civic leaders in a week of neighborhood change and awareness. As a NeighborWorks network member, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) invites you to join neighborhood leaders from throughout metro Atlanta for a special day of creating opportunities to improve neighborhood safety and build more collaborative community-police relationships.
A team of neighborhood leaders from the City of Atlanta and Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Douglas counties has been working with ANDP and NeighborWorks America to plan for June 10. The neighborhood leaders conducted surveys in various communities throughout the region; they found that an overwhelming majority believed public safety and improving community-police relations were the most pressing issues in their areas.
We have developed a half-day of training to focus on these important issues. Training topics will include:
- identifying and addressing community safety risk factors;
- establishing a diverse network of partners in neighborhood safety (residents, businesses, government, nonprofits, law enforcement);
- building a common agenda; creating effective working relationships between the community and police through collaborative problem solving partnerships; and
- empowering residents to reduce the threats of violence in their neighborhoods.
In addition, the event will include a special, facilitated dialogue with local police officers and neighborhood residents to help foster trust and stronger relationships that will result in safer, healthier communities.