Safe Homes, Safe Neighborhoods: Collaborative Strategies for Preventing Crime at Dangerous Places
February 14, 2014
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, TNH Room 2.140
Crime tends to concentrate heavily in a relatively few "hot spot" locations, including convenience stores, budget motels, and poorly-managed apartment complexes. Join us for a forum on strategies for combatting crime at these dangerous places, including collaborative, problem-oriented strategies being used by teams of police, prosecutors, and other government agencies and stakeholders. Hear directly from experts and practitioners on innovative programs that Texas cities are utilizing to create safer neighborhoods. This event is the third event in the Opportunity Forum series on Accessing Safe and Healthy Communities in Austin.
Registration: Attendance is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.
Presenter: Dr. David Kirk, Department of Sociology and Population Research Center, UT Austin
Jay Adkins, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Texas
Donald Baker, Commander, Austin Police Department
Melissa Miles, Executive Assistant City Attorney, City of Dallas
Richard Todd, SAFE Detective, Dallas Police Department
Moderator: Councilmember Bill Spelman, City of Austin & Professor, LBJ School
Event Co-Sponsor: William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law
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About the UT Opportunity Forum
The UT Opportunity Forum is an interdisciplinary collaboration of University of Texas faculty working to foster the expansion of equitable opportunities for low-income Texans. Through applied research, educational forums, and experiential learning opportunities, the Forum engages the University and community leaders in developing inclusive strategies to improve low-income Texans' access to economic opportunities and to foster stronger and more equitable communities.
About HousingWorks Austin
HousingWorks Austin advocates a wide range of housing options so that all Austinites can afford a home that is close to jobs, family, schools, recreation, and places of worship. Through research, education, and advocating policies that create and supply affordable housing in every part of town and where it is most needed, HousingWorks Austin is working to promote its vision of Austin as a community where everyone has the opportunity to secure an affordable home.