With its vision of safe and thriving neighborhoods, the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) initiatives put communities at the center of creating and sustaining public safety. ONS initiatives are designed to increase safety through evidence-based approaches that respond to the inequities in health, wealth, and safety in communities of color.
This site serves as a platform for ONS requests for solicitations and grantmaking. These investment are grounded in a transformative approach to public safety that:
- Recognizes and follows community-based solutions,
- Grounds public safety responses in evidence-based solutions that promote racial equity and acknowledge the root causes of violence, and
- Approaches harm reduction through the power of kinship, healing, and love, not punishment