Community Engagement/Mobilization Paper
Applying the concepts of community mobilization, partnership(s) and problem- oriented policing, and utilizing the principles of problem solving, this assignment tasks you to connect with a community member(s) that may know about local crime/social issue which could potentially impact community safety. This might include elders, city officials, clergy, teachers, community organizers, or service-providers.
In this assignment, individually, you will interview (electronically, telephone, or remotely a member of your community.
Through this engagement, identify a situation or issue – what risk factors were identified, who was or would potentially be impacted, and potential ways that this information would benefit broader community safety and well-being.
This report shall reflect concepts of problem-oriented policing and community mobilization.
Considerations for this assignment:
Contact a member of/or a community – examples are: clergy, business owner, social agency, local government, Municipal contact, community organizations, volunteer community group leaders. You may not use a friend, family friend or relative for this assignment
Have them identify a community issue which related to community safety/crime prevention
What is/was the issue facing the community?
Who did they engage with in order to resolve the issue?
What were barriers to their success?
What or who assisted in resolving the issue?
Were they successful in eliminating, reducing or removing the problem?
What did you learn from the community member and their experience(s)?
How does this apply to what you learned in class?
How did this engagement with the community member motivate your work towards crime prevention?
Reference/citation must include two (2) resources from the course material for the purpose of this assignment and be double spaced.