AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program

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Wayne State University-Center for Urban Studies

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Members work with residents and community groups to assist in forming neighborhood block clubs and citizen patrols, recruit and engage landlords and tenants in neighborhood safety and revitalization projects, and implement safe pathways for students who walk and use public transportation in their daily commute to neighborhood schools. Members regularly use technology for crime mapping and analysis, and to enhance neighborhood communication on matters of public safety. Members also network and build coalitions with community organizations, including CDCs, schools, church groups, and police departments. In partnership with these groups, members organize community events ranging from educational forums to neighborhood potlucks to boardups of abandoned vacant and open houses.

Program Benefits :
Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend , Health Coverage , Training .

Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Uniforms provided and required .

Program Benefits :
Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend , Health Coverage , Training .

Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Uniforms provided and required .

Service Areas :
Public Safety .

Skills :
Team Work , Conflict Resolution , General Skills , Leadership , Public Speaking , Computers/Technology , Writing/Editing , Community Organization

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About Wayne State University-Center for Urban Studies

Location:

5700 Cass, Detroit, MI 48202, US

Mission Statement

The AmeriCorps Detroit Urban Safety- Domestic Violence Advocacy Project has a team of advocates stationed in police precincts throughout Detroit to reach survivors of domestic violence. Our advocate team is made up of AmeriCorps National Service volunteers who are passionate about helping survivors eliminate barriers towards living a violence-free life. We offer a bi-weekly stipend, health insurance (full-time, year-long members only) and tuition assistance. Check out the YouTube video to learn more about AmeriCorps. Here is how you can help: Please share this information with your network. This is an excellent opportunity to all those who would like to work in Detroit to support survivors of intimate partner violence while gaining professional development and being a part of an awesome team. Applicants can contact Sara Thornton at ez8925@wayne.edu or 313-577-9382 or apply direct at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=69743&fromSearch=true

Description

AmeriCorps Urban Safety Domestic Violence Advocate Program (AMUS DV) The AmeriCorps Urban Safety Domestic Violence Advocate program embeds advocates in DPD Precinct offices to support DIPV survivors and increase DIPV awareness of law enforcement and community groups. Our advocate members are often the first people to reach out to survivors after a police report, which enables us to provide quick direction on the complex navigation of the criminal justice system. Regardless of survivors’ decisions to pursue criminal prosecution, advocate members offer assistance with developing personalized safety plans, petitions for personal protection orders (PPOs), and connection to other supportive services, such as counseling and shelter.

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5700 CassDetroit, MI 48202

(42.36198,-83.06956)
 

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