Municipalities Reimagining Public Safety

The Research and Evaluation Center worked in partnership with the Urban Institute to help the National League of Cities and its Institute for Youth, Education, and Families in supporting five U.S. cities as they worked to reimagine their approaches to public safety. The Municipalities Reimagining Public Safety Initiative was supported by Wells Fargo’s Social Impact and Sustainability commitment.

JohnJayREC served as the evaluation partner for the initiative, helping NLC measure each city’s efforts to:
• Support local leaders in the creation and implementation of comprehensive safety/violence prevention plans, and
• Develop and implement programs & policies aligned with the plan and local priorities.

The two-year initiative convened elected leaders and staff, residents, and local organizations to pursue coordinated, equitable, and community-centered public safety efforts.

Core Staff
Rebecca Balletto, Jeffrey A. Butts (PI), Patricia Cobar (Site Lead), Rhoda Ramdeen, and Kathy Tomberg (Project Director).

Total Funding
$300,000. National League of Cities.