As the numbers of shooting and homicides surged in late 2005, Mayor Menino formalized and structured his crime fighting efforts by creating the Strategic Crime Council that began meeting weekly in January 2006. With this multi-faceted and inter disciplinary approach, Mayor Menino's administration is working to stop crime in our city from all angles.
The Strategic Crime Council, which is chaired by the Mayor, employs a six-pronged approach to addressing crime, which includes: a legislative agenda with regional and national outreach, a public health and healthcare agencies platform, targeted law enforcement strategies, education and awareness efforts, a wide variety of community outreach and engagement initiatives, as well as advocating for specific judicial system changes.
Members of the Council meet weekly to address critical issues as they arise, discuss ways to reduce crime in Boston and coordinate on implementation plans and new initiatives. External partners such as the Sheriff, Probation or DYS are invited on an as-needed basis to discuss crime-fighting issues relevant to their agencies.
Members departments of the Strategic Crime Council include: the Mayor's Office, Police Department; Office of Human Services; Boston Public Schools; Boston Housing Authority; Department of Inspectional Services; Boston Public Health Commission; Boston School Police; Boston Centers for Youth and Families; Department of Public Works; and the Law Department
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The City has compiled an assortment of digital videos that are available for online viewing.