First Hill Crime & Safety Focus Group July 12th

Please join Seattle University Dept. of Criminal Justice, the Seattle Police Dept. and your neighbors for a discussion regarding crime and safety issues in the First Hill neighborhood on Wednesday July 12th at 6:30 pm at Seattle University in Pigott 102.

Seattle University is partnering with the Seattle Police Department, conducting qualitative research on community crime concerns so that SU researchers can collaborate with SPD leadership in improving the city’s community policing initiative. Outreach to diverse communities in Seattle is a key part of this initiative and is essential for understanding how to address unique crime concerns throughout the city.

About the focus groups:
> Discussions are semi-structured and led by Seattle University Criminal Justice graduate students
> Focus groups typically last about one hour
> Content of the discussion will be collected by a note-taker but no names or identifiers will be collected
> Participants are encouraged to stay for the duration of the meeting, but are free to leave at any time

For questions regarding the focus groups, please contact Susan Nembhard (Master’s of Criminal Justice student and East Precinct research analyst) at Susan.Nembhard@seattle.gov

For questions regarding Seattle University’s partnership with SPD and about any ethical concerns you may have, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Helfgott (principal investigator) at jhelfgot@seattlu.edu or Dr. William Parkin at parkinw@seattleu.edu

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Attend the First Hill Crime and Safety Focus Group 8/9

Seattle University’s Department of Criminal Justice along with the Seattle Police Department are hosting a focus group regarding safety and crime issues in the neighborhood. The focus group will be on August 9th in room 500 in the Casey Building. It is expected to last an hour. If you have questions, please contact Shannon.Ro@seattle.gov.

Take Seattle University’s Seattle Public Safety Survey

Seattle University is administering the citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure. The survey is accessible at publicsafetysurvey.org from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Please circulate this email to your friends, family, co-workers and community members and feel free to post the below blurb on your social media. Attached are two flyers advertising the survey, which we encourage you to also share, print, and post at your work, religious institution, community center, apartment building, or other communal locations. Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today.
If you would like to work with a Seattle University researcher to setup outreach and assist in the facilitation of the survey to your communities or organizations, or you would like more information about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Matthew Thomas at Seattle University, homasm9@seattleu.edu.

First Hill Public Meeting March 10th – Neighborhood Crime Data

The March public meeting features a presentation on crime data by Seattle University students, as well as a community focus group on our neighborhood policing needs.

Students in the Criminal Justice department surveyed other students about their perceptions of the surrounding community, and gathered and analyzed police calls and reports over time and by type. They will present their findings on March 10th.

A researcher from SU is working with the Seattle Police Department to develop community policing plans, and will conduct focus groups with us to assess community needs.

This valuable information will help the community identify patterns, allowing us to advocate for services and plan for improvements.

Tuesday March 10th 6:00 – 7:30pm
Seattle University
Administration Building Room 221

FHIA public meeting are free and open to all. Invite your friends and neighbors.

For more information contact FHIA Coordinator Alex at alex@firsthill.org.