SCIDpda has been involved in public safety work since the mid-1990s through its Community Action Partnership. IDEA Space’s Neighborhood Safety Lab is the next phase of that program, made more robust by the interactions and support of the other three IDEA Space program areas of design, real estate, and business assistance.
The Neighborhood Safety Lab serves as a liaison between many of our limited-English-speaking neighborhood constituents and the Seattle Police Department (SPD), helping to communicate and advocate for consistent and responsive services. It also helps to ensure that there is strong collaboration between SPD, multiple City agencies, and community organizations to creatively and proactively address a variety of public safety challenges.
SCIDpda was involved in the Chinatown International District Mayoral Public Safety Taskforce to implement of new solutions to public safety issues. These include incorporating a more robust human services responses and supporting the implementation of local initiatives. We are first and foremost a community-building program. Our staff designs neighborhood safety activities so that they empower local residents, including many of our non-English-speaking seniors, to participate and lead in the improvement of their quality of life.
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