UCLA Luskin Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare Jorja Leap led a comprehensive evaluation of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP), a violence-reduction and community-building strategy implemented in four public housing developments beginning in 2011. UCLA research teams rigorously analyzed the impacts and challenges of the CSP through data analysis and extensive interviews with law enforcement officers, residents, institutional partners and community-based organizations. Their goal was to assess whether the CSP model actually works and – if determined to be effective – how key elements of this model of law enforcement can be implemented nationally. The evaluation concluded that CSP succeeds in building trust between officers and community residents, contributing to a greater sense of safety and a decrease in violent crime.
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Read the full evaluation and a series of briefs developed to make the findings accessible to the community: