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Community Crime Prevention and Juvenile Justice Initiatives

Safe Communities

Safe Communities includes several crime prevention programs that are provided by the Seattle Neighborhood Group in partnership with residents, businesses, governmental agencies, and other service providers. The goal of these efforts is to build safer neighborhoods by helping communities organize around and respond to public safety issues.

With an emphasis on high crime neighborhoods, Safe Communities supports crime prevention efforts in southeast, southwest, and central Seattle with specialized outreach to Seattle Housing Authority residents and immigrant and refugee populations. Services include crime prevention community organizing and problem solving, education and training, legislative updates, and information dissemination.

Action-oriented program services give residents the tools and support they need to take steps to prevent crime and improve public safety in their communities. Safe Communities facilitates a number of community crime prevention groups that meet regularly to discuss neighborhood safety issues and implement crime prevention strategies. In addition, crime prevention brochures on personal safety, vehicle security, and community safety are provided to thousands of Seattle residents annually and written instructions for placing emergency 9-1-1 calls are available in 13 languages and distributed widely.

Safe Communities is funded with City of Seattle General Funds. The 2013 allocation is $388,950.


For more information about this program, contact the Seattle Neighborhood Group or the Seattle Human Services Department at 206-386-1017 or

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.