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Public Safety

Public safety is one of the core roles of local government. Our work covers a range of issues: disaster preparedness and relief, community policing, terrorism – domestic and international, gun control measures, and more.

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The passage of the bill is an important step towards ensuring federal support for local efforts to address substance abuse and mental health needs, particularly when it comes to fighting the opioid epidemic.

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opioid
  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the program goals?

The city manager and police chief in Gainesville assessed local arrest data and realized that black youth enter the juvenile justice system at a rate four times higher than white youth. Officials examined a variety of…

  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the program goals?

As a part of the effort to prevent youth criminalization and victimization more effectively, city, county and community leaders in Minneapolis collaborated to establish the Juvenile Supervision Center (JSC).…

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In the face of concerns about a homeless encampment, multiple agencies within the City of Indianapolis worked with community partners and service providers to offer people transitional and permanent housing solutions.…

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What are the goals of the program?

In 2011, The City of Seattle began piloting the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program (LEAD) to address low-level drug and prostitution crimes in targeted city neighborhoods and parts of King County. The…

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This resource, presented to city leaders at NLC’s City Summit in Pittsburgh, offers a wealth of information to help municipal officials build stronger police-community relationships.

This is a guest post by Jack…

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Pittsburgh
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A new report on the opioid epidemic issued today by the National League of Cities (NLC) and National Association of Counties (NACo) brings the knowledge and experience of city and county leaders to peers in local government…

Opioid
Opioid
  • CitiesSpeak

For the third consecutive year, economic development remained the top issue for the nation's mayors, according to a comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities(NLC). In the 2016…

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  • Case Studies & Practices

City officials play significant roles in promoting transparency and fostering trust between the community and law enforcement agencies. This guide is designed for local elected leaders offering guidance on how law enforcement officials can…

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Do curfew laws really protect city youth and increase public safety? This is the first of two blog posts on curfew within a broader series on opportunities for municipal leadership in juvenile justice reform.

This is a guest post by Sana…

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curfew