Partnerships and Collaboration are at the heart of ABSPY
Support and resources are provided through a partnership with the following groups.
In addition to the Core Team partners, leadership and critical support of ABSPY non-arrest interventions is provided by community partners, including South East Effective Development (SEED), the Rainier Beach Merchants Association, Seattle Public Schools and many others.
Community Task Force (CTF)
The Community Task Force (CTF) consisted of approximately 125 community members who represented the diversity of the Rainier Beach neighborhood. CTF members live, work, or go to school near the five focus areas and worked in Hotspot Teams.
The CTF met over a nine-month period in 2013-14. Their goal was to determine the conditions that contributed to youth crime at the five-hotspot locations. Finally, they identified non-arrest interventions.
Seattle Neighborhood Group (SNG) provides overall coordination and support to the initiative’s Core Team, Intervention Team, and Community Task Force.
SNG supports implementation of the mutually supportive, non-arrest youth crime prevention interventions.
The mission of SNG is to prevent crime and build community through partnerships with residents, businesses, law enforcement, and other organizations.