Safe Summer 2021 is a 5-borough unified effort, created by Community Capacity Development (CCD), that aims to make Summer 2021 the safest summer in New York City history. The initiative led by leaders of NYC Crisis Management System and supported by the Office of the NYC Public Advocate and the Mayor's Office to Prevent Gun Violence.
The community-led strategy for Safe Summer 2021, will adhere to the following principles:
1. Work closely with neighborhood and community stakeholders to identify and forecast potential hotspots and upcoming community events in order to strategically design preventative peacekeeping efforts that stop violence before it occurs (with a specific focus on NYCHA communities and its surrounding areas).
2. Lead an interborough cross coordination strategy that will combine the on the ground NYC's Crisis Management System organizations and frontline grassroots organizations to form a response team that will deploy violence interruption specialists, healers and program leaders in respective boroughs and neighborhoods.
3. Focus and strengthen efforts on increasing community involvement and mobilization through neighborhood canvassing, new communication campaigns, people centered public education projects and the recruitment of volunteers.
June throughout four (4) housing developments in Western Queens.
The Housing Developments and the dates that we will go live in each respective area are: