Two Obama Cabinet Members Kick Off Nyc Forum On Reducing Crime Via Police Partnerships With Community Groups

Jan 13, 2014, 09:15 ET from Local Initiatives Support Corporation

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Police Foundation are hosting the "Safe Streets, Strong Communities" symposium to examine how community groups and law enforcement are working together to significantly reduce crime in some of America's toughest neighborhoods. The conference will lay out strategies for LISC's signature approach, detailing how local collaborations have replaced crime "hot spots" with quality housing, active businesses, and safe spaces for families. The event, sponsored by MetLife Foundation, will draw some of nation's leading advocates for policing and neighborhood revitalization.

WHO:              Scheduled speakers include The Honorable Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General; The Honorable Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary for Housing & Urban Development; Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation; Michael Rubinger, CEO, LISC; Dean Esserman, Chief of Police, New Haven, CT and LISC board member; Edward Flynn, Chief of Police, City of Milwaukee; Todd Clear, Dean, Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice; Howard Spivak, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; Anne Tremblay,Assistant City Attorney, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office; Mark Wilson,Executive Director, Coalition for Responsible Community Development; Michael Cram, Captain, Philadelphia Police Department; Rose Gray,Senior Vice President, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha

WHEN:           Wednesday, January 15, 2014
12:30 pm Media check-in 
                      1:30 – 5:30pm – Speakers, panels
                      5:40 – 6:30 pm – Networking reception

WHERE:         Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, NYC

**Please note: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver's license) as well as valid media credentials. Media must register at this link,, by 10 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, or by contacting Andrea Retzky at or 917-587-5473. Registered media will receive an email including further logistical information. Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Andrea Retzky at or 917-587-5473.**

LISC is a national nonprofit that invests more than $1 billion each year to revitalize hundreds of disadvantaged neighborhoods nationwide by helping residents transform them into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity.

The Police Foundation is a nonprofit that seeks to improve policing through innovation and science.

For the full agenda, please visit:,_strong_communities_symposium.phpA

CONTACT: Andrea Retzky for LISC, 917-587-5473 or

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