Real Public Safety
STL currently employs
and is the
11th highest policed
city in the US
“Arrest & Incarcerate” has been the response to crime for the last 30 years, leaving us with overflowing jails & prisons, lives and communities destroyed and with little to no increase in public safety. We need to rethink public safety in order to proactively address the root causes of crime. Re-Investing in Public Safety would redirect money from the arrest & incarcerate model to partnerships with social services.
To see the full presentation, click here.
If you would like us to present to your neighborhood group, church group or social justice organization, please contact us at 314-332-1262.
Helpful Campaign Links
1) Campaign Flyer: bit.ly/FlyerRealPublicSafety
2) Campaign One-Pager: bit.ly/RealPublicSafety1Pager
3) To Endorse Campaign: bit.ly/EndorsersLetterRealPS
4) To Endorse Cure Violence: bit.ly/CureViolenceEndorsersLetter
5) Cure Violence: CureViolence.org
CAPCR is pushing to bring Cure Violence to St. Louis. This is an effective program to interrupt the spread of violence by viewing it as a public health issue. Cure Violence hires people from affected communities who mediate and deescalate disputes. They also hook youth up to job and education programs, and work with existing community networks to strengthen social bonds. Cure Violence does not work with police, thereby better building trust on the streets.
A New Public Health Approach
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See which candidates endorsed our campaign during the March 2019 race for Board Alders here.
go to Public Safety which currently = police, A&I