The Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP) is a comprehensive neighborhood-based strategy to increase safety through coordinated crime reduction efforts at 15 NYCHA developments across New York City.
The MAP approach enlists residents, City agencies and community-based partners to help move beyond enforcement and address the factors underlying safety – providing opportunities for work and play, health and well-being, and youth development; promoting activated, well-maintained spaces through community and human-centered design; and improving trust between neighbors with a responsive and just government. MAP’s mission is to improve community safety in places impacted by historic disinvestment by creating opportunities for residents to identify key issues underlying crime and participate in the decision-making to address these priorities. Through NeighborhoodStat, the operational centerpiece of MAP, we harness the collective expertise of residents, government and community partners to drive meaningful dialogue, problem solving and, ultimately, change at both the neighborhood and administrative levels.
We do this by:
- Amplifying and empowering resident voice and creating access to government decisions, policymaking and resources for residents;
- Investing in residents’ capacity to influence government systems to achieve their own aims;
- Coordinating government services to increase access to existing resources and to respond directly and proactively to residents’ community safety priorities; and
- Supporting residents through an engaged design process where they are leaders in the planning, implementation, and stewardship of the spaces in their communities.
Investing in work and play, youth engagement, and health and well-being to accomplish the following goals:
- Develop pathways to living wage and employment opportunities
- Provide mentorship for young people who may have experienced community violence
- Create safe, open play, structured recreation, and arts and cultural programs for youth and families
Building trust between neighbors and in government by amplifying community voice, increasing fairness, and improving government responsiveness to accomplish the following goals:
- Improve trust between residents and city agencies
- Share accountability, decision-making, and joint problem-solving between neighbors and city agencies
- Improve community-police relations, reduce unnecessary incarceration, and diminish contact with the justice system
Investing in well-designed spaces that are activated, maintained and properly stewarded to accomplish the following goals:
- Ensure vibrant and well-maintained physical infrastructure
- Reduce the number of crime “hot spots”
- Increase stewardship of public spaces (e.g., reduced littering)
- Train and support residents in the activation of public spaces