Project Director, Advancing Equity Through Public Safety – Feb 28

Posted by Village of Arts and Humanities on February 7, 2023

The Village of Arts and Humanities is seeking a highly motivated and talented candidate to serve as Project Director for “Advancing Equity Through Public Safety,” an initiative to address the harms of policing and cultivate community safety outside the criminal legal system.

The Project Director will build upon the groundwork laid by Village leadership, staff, and the Project Steering Committee during 2020- present to engage community residents in building or adopting alternatives to policing that reduce violent crime in Fairhill-Hartranft.

The Project Director will enter this project as the Steering Committee (comprising community leaders, stakeholders, and other experts) finalizes a plan to invest at least ~$750k in these community-oriented strategies and tactics to improve safety and reduce violent activity.

Advancing Equity through Public Safety seeks to impact four objectives: (1) Build community power to inform, design, and drive positive change; (2) Invest in innovative and evidence-based alternatives to law enforcement that reduce violent crime; (3) Reduce social and economic drivers of crime through increasing economic opportunities and providing effective youth development and post-incarceration reentry programs; (4) Foster a physical environment that discourages violent activity and promotes community cohesion and trust and spurs equitable neighborhood revitalization.

Application deadline: February 28, 2023

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