What We Do

Our initiative builds on the community’s vision for the Rainier Beach neighborhood as a beautiful and safe place where youth can grow and thrive, developed through the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan Update process in 2012.

The interventions listed below fall under one or more of the following categories of evidence-informed strategies that effectively deter crime in a particular place and support youth: 1) increase supervision, 2) change the physical environment, 3) change policies and rules, and 4) maximize collective result.

Place-Based Intervention


Lead Agency 
and Partners

Business Engagement Crime prevention education and activities with businesses located in hotspots. Seattle Neighborhood Group, Seattle Police Department, Rainier Beach Merchants Association
Campus Safety Team + PBIS Coordination among schools, agencies and businesses promoting positive behaviors. Seattle Neighborhood Group, Office of the City Auditor, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Schools, Rainier Beach Merchants Association
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Physical improvements in public spaces. Storefront improvements designed to increase safety and improve marketability. Seattle Neighborhood Group, South East Effective Development, Seattle Department of Transportation and Parks and Recreation, King County Metro Transit, Seattle Public Schools, , Office of Economic Development
Safe Passage After-school place guardians. The Boys and Girls Clubs of King County
Youth and Neighborhood Engagement Programs to engage youth, parents, and residents in promoting Rainier Beach as a positive place. Rainier Beach Action Coalition


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