Assessment of Neighborhood Safety Initiative in Memphis

Memphis, TN – March 13, 2024 – One of many factors to increase community safety is citizen involvement. Within Memphis and Shelby County, many citizens have stepped up to help improve their neighborhoods and to assist with local issues. The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission (Crime Commission) recognized the potential crime prevention power of organized groups of citizens in the current Safe Community Action Plan. The plan aims to establish and maintain a “Neighborhood Safety Initiative” (NSI) to help address specific blighted properties perceived to be tied to criminal behavior by building and strengthening partnerships among neighborhood groups, law enforcement, and other city/county government agencies. [use the link below to continue reading this report]

Neighborhood Safety Initiative(NSI)

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