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NeighborWorks Week 2017: Neighbors Together, Addressing Safety

Each June, NeighborWorks America and its network of local organizations mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers, business people, neighbors, friends and local and national elected and civic leaders in a week of neighborhood change and awareness.  As a NeighborWorks network member, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) will convene neighborhood leaders from throughout metro Atlanta for a special day of creating opportunities to improve neighborhood safety and build more collaborative community-police relationships.   
A team of neighborhood leaders from Atlanta, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton and Douglas Counties has been working with ANDP and NeighborWorks America to plan for a special neighborhood training event scheduled for June 10.  The neighborhood leaders conducted surveys in various communities throughout the region; they found that an overwhelming majority believed public safety and improving community-police relations were the most pressing issues in their areas.  
Training topics will include:  identifying and addressing community safety risk factors; establishing a diverse network of partners in neighborhood safety (residents, businesses, government, nonprofits, law enforcement);  building a common agenda; creating effective working relationships between the community and police through collaborative problem solving partnerships; and empowering residents to reduce the threats of violence in their neighborhoods.
In addition, the event will include a special, facilitated dialogue with local police officers and neighborhood residents to help foster trust and stronger relationships that will result in safer, healthier communities.  
Date: Saturday June 10, 2017; 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Atlanta Metropolitan State College; 1630 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Who Should Attend?  Concerned Neighbors, Formal Neighborhood Leaders, Informal Neighborhood Leaders, HOA Leaders and Members; NPU Members; Homeowners and Renters; Local Businesses; Neighborhood Watch Groups; Faith and Nonprofit Organizations;
Registration: Click Here to Register (Event is free, but registration is required).

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