Safe Communities

Safe Communities: Policies and Practices for Interpersonal Violence Prevention in Community and Youth Serving Organizations

Safe Communities is a process of transformational change in which an institution, group or intentional community commits to developing and maintaining social norms inhospitable to interpersonal violence.

From standalone workshops to comprehensive institutional policy and practice development, JPC can support your group with multiple levels of responsiveness.

Safe Communities consultancies can include:

  • Development of policies and procedures
  • Leadership coaching
  • Staff training
  • Managing community change processes

Educational topics may include:

  • Interpersonal Violence 101
  • Best Practices
  • Assertive Communication
  • Boundary Setting
  • Handling Difficult People
  • Upstander Training : Intervention in bias or bullying situations
  • We love each other is not enough : It is practices, not feelings, that keep people safe

Safe Communities is best thought of as a residency/collaboration between your agency and the consultants, in which we work together to create a culture of safety.

This project may involve collaboration with Lynne Marie Wanamaker, MSW.  Cindy brings extensive expertise in policy development, child sexual abuse prevention, group process and human sexuality, and Lynne joins us for some types of educational interventions, particularly when practice around violence prevention skills are part of the contract, or when you have need for a multi-pronged or deeply embodied approach to the work.