Session 136: CB3 -> Changing the Way Criminal Justice Agencies Do Business: Community-Based Collaborations, Problem-Solving, and the Greater Newark Safer Cities Initiative
Time: 8:00AM to 9:30 AM on Thursday, November 8
Place: Savoy
Session Chair: Michael L. Wagers, Rutgers University
Two significant developments in the criminal justice field are ushering in new ways of doing business for criminal justice agencies. The first applies exemplary law enforcement practices within a problem-solving orientation to crime and safety issues, while the second utilizes a community justice approach in which citizens grant authority, set priorities, participate in crafting strategies, and judge outcomes for local crime control efforts. Recent collaborations nationwide have demonstrated multifaceted positive effects of community-based partnerships in which a research partner conducts focused research to develop a grounded understanding of a public safety problem, and collaborating partners craft specifically tailored interventions. The Greater Newark Safer Cities Initiative represents a partnership among criminal justice agencies, community and faith-based groups, social service and treatment providers, private organizations, the business community, and the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers-Newark. Immediate objectives are to reduce and prevent violent crime and disorder in Newark, alleviate fear, and improve the quality of life. The Initiative utilizes a strategic problem-solving approach, devising tactics appropriate to particular crime problems. This panel describes the Greater Newark Safer Cities Initiative and explores issues around programmatic implementation, research and evaluation, strategy and tactic development, and GIS analysis in a community-based collaboration.
"Herding Cats": Mobilization, Momentum, and Maintenance of a Community Based Collaboration
by: Michael L. Wagers, Rutgers University (Corresponding)
George L. Kelling, Rutgers University
Action Research and Evaluation in a Community-Based Collaboration: Data Collection and Analysis for Dynamic Problem Solving, Capturing the Process of Herding Cats, and Nailing Down Outcomes of Crime Prevention Efforts
by: Catherine M. Coles, Rutgers University (Corresponding)
William H. Sousa, Rutgers University
W. Carsten Andressen, Rutgers University
Making Parole Responsive to Public Safety: The Role of Corrections in a Community-Based Collaboration
by: Mario A. Paparozzi, New Jersey State Parole Board (Corresponding)
Using GIS in Strategic Problem Solving: Identification and Analysis of Homicide Patterns
by: Elizabeth Ashimine, Rutgers University (Corresponding)
Jesenia Pizzaro, Rutgers University

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