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DC Safety Network Launches to Address the Continuing Increase in Violent Crime in the Nation’s Capital

Are you concerned about the amount of violent crime in DC?  Do you think our public safety officials and elected officials aren’t doing enough to protect you, your family, and your neighbors?  Do you want to know what steps you can take on your own or as a community?  DC Safety Network is here to help.


DC Safety Network is a diverse, nonpartisan coalition of people concerned about violent crime in our communities who are working together to try to make DC neighborhoods safer for all.

Become a member to show your support for our initiatives and receive member-only updates and announcements.  To be a more active participant, volunteer your time and talents to help on one or more of the working groups.

Membership is managed through a separate website called BigTent.  To become a member, click here.

Membership is FREE!

Together, we can make a difference!

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It takes a village!

Featured in:
Community Group Created to Enhance Safety (The Downtowner, Apr. 21, 2016)


MISSION

DC Safety Network (SafetyNet) is a diverse, nonpartisan coalition of concerned individuals working to enhance safety and reduce violent crime in the District of Columbia through a multi-faceted approach that involves, among other things, engaging with public officials and relevant stakeholders, supporting public safety programs, and advocating for necessary policy reforms. Our approach includes short- and long-term solutions to address both the symptoms and root causes of violent crime in an effort to make DC neighborhoods safe for all.


VISION

We envision a thriving, diverse city where people can live, walk, and engage with neighbors without risk of assault, robbery, or being the victim other violent crimes, and where the rights of all are protected, including those accused or convicted of crimes.


CORE VALUES

  • Investment in a strong community where neighbors trust and look out for each other
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and respect for all viewpoints
  • Pursuit of a fair, just, and transparent criminal justice system
  • Belief in leveraging social justice programs to decrease demographic disparities that contribute to the commission of violent crime