UT Opportunity Forum Presents – Safe Homes, Safe Neighborhoods: Collaborative Strategies for Preventing Crime at Dangerous Places

February 14, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, TNH Room 2.140

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Crime tends to concentrate heavily in a relatively few “hot spot” locations, including convenience stores, budget motels, and poorly-managed apartment complexes.  Join us for a forum on strategies for combatting crime at these dangerous places, including collaborative, problem-oriented strategies being used by teams of police, prosecutors, and other government agencies and stakeholders. Hear directly from experts and practitioners on innovative programs that Texas cities are utilizing to create safer neighborhoods.  This event is the third event in the Opportunity Forum series on Accessing Safe and Healthy Communities in Austin.

Registration: Attendance is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required. Online registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ut-opportunity-forum-presents-safe-homes-safe-neighborhoods-collaborative-strategies-for-preventing-tickets-8878643261. Lunch provided.

Presenter: Dr. David Kirk, Department of Sociology and Population Research Center, UT Austin

Jay Adkins, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Texas
Donald Baker, Commander, Austin Police Department
Melissa Miles, Executive Assistant City Attorney, City of Dallas
Richard Todd, SAFE Detective, Dallas Police Department

 Moderator: Councilmember Bill Spelman, City of Austin & Professor, LBJ School

Event Co-Sponsor: William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law