Community Based Crime Reduction: Our Neighborhood-A Safe and Beautiful Place
The City of Madison, in partnership with Common Wealth Development Inc., applied for and received a grant from the US Department of Justice entitled "Our Neighborhood: A Safe and Beautiful Place". Through a process that incorporated community engagement on the South West Side of Madison, an Implementation Plan for these funds has been developed. Grant money has been made available in the following areas: Mentoring for middle and high school students, Families and Schools Together focused on families of middle schoolers; and a Safe Passage program to reduce youth conflict and connect youth to prosocial activities. Grant funds are focused in the Meadowood, Theresa Terrace and Park Edge/Park Ridge neighborhoods.