crime prevention Archives

  • The S.O.S. Clergy Action Network will now be organizing responses to shooting incidents beyond the current catchment area of S.O.S. Crown Heights. We will organize neighbors and clergy whenever a shooting takes place anywhere in the 77th precinct. Please join us to send a signal that shooting is not acceptable. People most likely to be involved […]

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  • Tonight at 6pm, Save Our Streets Crown Heights (S.O.S.) will hold a grassroots shooting response at Eastern Parkway and Schenectady Avenue. This will be a chance for the community to take ownership in demonstrating that shootings and killings are not acceptable in Crown Heights, and that too many residents have suffered though the loss of […]

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  • Recently the Upper Manhattan Reentry Task Force, based at Harlem Community Justice Center, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office released an updated reentry resource guide for reentrants and their families. Titled, “Coming Home,” the guide provides resources for people returning from prison in a number of different areas, including mental health, substance abuse, employment, education, […]

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  • Last night around fifty young people and community leaders from Crown Heights gathered in the atrium at Marcus Garvey Nursing Home to talk about gun violence in the community.  Lead skillfully by two youth facilitators, Audley Jackson and Naiyah Wagoner, the young people present had a unique chance to voice their feelings and concerns about […]

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  • Since the beginning of September, a new coalition has been meeting at the Mediation Center. Organized by Assemblyman Karim Camara and Council Member Letitia James and comprised of organizations, leaders, and residents of Crown Heights, the I am C.H.A.N.G.E. (Crown Heights Area Next Generation’s Empowerment) group has taken up the issue of disconnected youth as […]

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  • Crown Heights Mediation Center staff have been active in the community participating in a myriad of projects. Last week, we collaborated on a community painting of an anti-gun violence mural on Brooklyn Avenue and Propect Place. Youth from across Brooklyn have been learning about gun violence all summer and planning for this mural. Last Tuesday, […]

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