The Los Angeles Community Safety Partnership: 2019 Assessment

In November 2011, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) formed the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) to make Los Angeles public housing developments safer by reducing gang influence, improving residents’ perceptions of safety, helping youth access resources and programming, and strengthening police-community relations. The program’s mission has four tenets that address these goals and inform program activities: community engagement, programming, public safety, and Safe Passage. Moreover, CSP, which HACLA and LAPD jointly lead, stations officers in housing developments and provides residents programming. This report presents results from the Urban Institute’s and Harder+Company Community Research’s (Harder) 2019 assessment of the program. As of that assessment, CSP was operating in 7 of Los Angeles’s 14 public housing developments.