- Terry O’Neill – Neighborhood
Preservation Crime Prevention
more than 20 years, State’s assistance to communities for crime prevention has
been focused on prosecution and incarceration.
Governor Pataki’s program, “Operation Impact,” has not encouraged
crime prevention, nor has it provided resources to localities to address
community-based justice, alternative dispositions of offenders’ cases, or
1983 the Division of Criminal Justice implemented the Neighborhood Preservation
Crime Prevention Act (NPCPA) to form a network of non-profits and community
agencies that would work with local law enforcement agencies to fight back
against crime, drugs and disorder in neighborhoods.
the program has been abandoned and there is presently no network of crime
prevention coordination between law enforcement agencies, community groups, and
non-profits. The NPCPA act is still
on the books and governor-elect Spitzer is expected to revive the DCJS program.
Together with the present “Operation Impact” NPCPA can offer a
powerful resource for civilian-based crime prevention.
time crime statistical mapping technology is available and used by several
cities nationwide. Police
Chief Tuffy’s redeployment plan relies heavily on technology for crime
mapping, but will only be used internally. Neighborhoods should be able to
access communications with police agencies.
Citizen Observer Alert Network (http://www.citizenobserver.com), a
Minnesota-based internet company provides two-way communication between law
enforcement and the public that enables immediate notification of criminal
information 24 hours a day. A
two-way communication system would probably cost
to 28,000 prison inmates re-enter
Maxon is coordinating a short reception to take place 30 or so minutes before
The meeting adjourned at