Suzanne F. Boswell
The mission of the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) is to help create an effective and humane justice system by designing and implementing programs, performing original research, and providing reformers around the world with the tools they need to launch new strategies. The Community Development and Crime Prevention department (CDCP) at CCI leads a range of neighborhood-based public safety initiatives in New York City. In a time of growing calls to invest in non-policing approaches to community safety, the Leading Edge Fellow will be working with the Center’s CDCP department, which focuses on creating safe and thriving neighborhoods by establishing pathways out of poverty, healing trauma, establishing safe and vibrant public spaces, and solving neighborhood-level issues through deep engagement with resident stakeholders. The Leading Edge Fellow will work within neighborhood-based projects alongside CDCP staff in order to best understand, assess, and document community-led public safety strategies. In addition to helping to create and implement a community safety research strategy, the fellow will directly support the work of the CDCP’s community-based projects.