Building Better Partnerships to Reduce Gang Violence:
How the Faith-based Community, Law Enforcement and the Youth Can Come Together.
Why faith-based organizations and law enforcement must develop effective working relationships.
Many cities see gang violence increasing, and are suffering its consequences from the loss of human life to related law enforcement expenses. With increasing budget pressures, everyone from mayors and police chiefs are looking for more cost effective approaches. Faith-based organizations can play an important role as they have the indigenous leadership accepted by the community, are located in the targeted areas, and have a volunteer base.
In this conference you will learn:
• The role of faith-based organizations in violence reduction
• How law enforcement can develop effective partnerships with faith-based organizations
• Examples of activities faith-based organizations can do to get started
• Opportunities to take existing work to the next level
• Cases of where faith-based organization and law enforcement are working together and the amazing results.
• How to form coalitions among key stakeholders despite ego, politics, and territorialism.
One of the best ways to build better relations between law enforcement and the faith community is through a jointly executed project partnership. The "Season of Peace" campaign in Boston is one successful example that combines the strengths of all three groups (faith community, law enforcement and high-risk youth) to reduce the shooting rate in a finite period of time.
Register for our Webinar on October 26th, 2012 at 12:00 PM to hear more, and learn how you can help