Friday, February 20, 2015

Local Initiatives Support Corporation Hosts Crime Mapping Webinar Series: Crime Mapping Level 1

Crime mapping can be a helpful tool for police and community members to track and address persistent crime problems in the neighborhood. Local Initiatives Support Corporation's (LISC) Community Safety Initiative (CSI) will facilitate a Crime Mapping Webinar Series led by crime analysis expert Julie Wartell of the Analysis Group. LISC has connected local organizations and community leaders with resources to revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life. LISC is a technical assistance provider for Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program, a program that is a part of the Obama Administration's Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, focused on supporting data-driven, comprehensive responses to crime in some of the country’s most troubled communities.

The first of the series, Crime Mapping Level 1 will provide beginners who have little or no past experience using crime mapping and/or geographic information system (GIS) software an overview of how these tools can be used to inform public safety efforts. The following will be covered:
  • History of crime mapping
  • Basic GIS concepts
  • Data sources
  • Case studies/examples
These webinars are open to practitioners involved in the BCJI program, other White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) Programs, LISC's Community Safety Initiative and other interested parties. Crime Mapping Level 1 will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2p.m. To register, follow this link.

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