Equity

Safety – Our Approach

The Skillman Foundation has worked alongside residents, grassroots safety organizations, the Detroit Police Department, Detroit school leaders, and corporate partners to improve community safety, reduce crime and blight, and establish safe routes to school. Our current work in Safety is focused on reducing the number of Detroit youth whose prospects are limited due to punitive disciplinary practices within school and via the criminal justice system. We do this by supporting:

Violence Interventions

  • Implementing evidence-based youth violence intervention programs
  • Helping schools develop welcoming and supportive cultures
  • Strengthening community standards against youth violence

Juvenile Diversion

  • Reducing the number of youth who fall into the criminal justice system
  • Improving relationships between families, community and police
  • Promoting Restorative Practices

Safety is one of three approaches we’re taking to build a more equitable Detroit. Read about our other two approaches: Community & Youth Leadership and Youth Development.

 

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