Community Resources

Community Resources

New Citywide Resources to Reduce Gun Violence

Safe in the City Grant: Starting in the summer of 2017, the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety is inviting applications from New Yorkers for small grants – ranging up to $10,000 –to incentivize and encourage resident leaders and organizations to promote peace in communities across the city. Proposals should be creative and specific, encourage community cohesion and empowerment and be geared toward violence reduction and promotion of positive lifestyle choices.

Applicants must register before they can complete an application. After clicking 'Apply here', click the green 'Register' button on the top right of the screen and follow the prompts.

Public Safety Toolkit: A guide that provides New Yorkers with best practices and strategies to employ intervention and prevention anti-violence activities in neighborhoods across the city, provide information about how to report information about a crime safely and anonymously, and offer resources to help families and neighborhoods in the aftermath of a violent event.

Safe Spaces, Active Spaces: The Neighborhood Activation Playbook is a how-to guide for activating public spaces. It is for you, as residents and organizations in New York City. You will find information on how to improve your community’s safety and well-being by transforming public spaces. We focus on the agencies that manage public housing (NYCHA), streets and sidewalks (DOT and SAPO), and parks and gardens (NYC Parks).

Anti- Gun Violence Film Series: Check out these short films that document the toll of gun violence to spark a conversation about how to reduce gun violence in your community. The series includes:

Voices from Within

Former gang member helps at-risk youth