Progressive Local Government for the 21st Century

Public Safety


The key marker of progressive public safety reform is much greater investment in communities to foster social peace rather than in police forces to control their residents. One way to meet this mark is to reprovision resources from the prison-industrial complex toward community-based service providers that can take on rehabilitative responsibilities and a greater role in public safety. Cash bail, and other programs that are drivers of incarceration, can only be ended through holistic wraparound services including everything from healthcare to education, job placement and training, and housing.  Local elected officials have recently accomplished significant change in policies and public narratives surrounding public safety, many of which are outlined in ProGov21’s Public Safety policy roadmap.

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