Working Group Leaders:

  • Karen Rogalski, Cherry Street Legacy
  • Dirk Kramer, Vistula Management Company


The Safety working group has been busy establishing partnerships to improve the safety and health of the Toledo Community. As a part of this effort, the groups leaders have joined forces with Safe and Healthy Homes of Toledo/Lucas County. Click here for more information on this partnership!


Key Initiatives Related Groups Responsible Entity Potential Funding Sources Timeframe
Focus on Crime prevention Through Environmental Design PrinciplesAction Steps:

  • Conduct a neighborhood safety audit to drive the CPTED process
  • Hold a community meeting to educate residents on CPTED principles
  • Target High Crime/ High visibility area- Detroit and Central Majority of offenses is warrant service followed by drug offenses.
  • Create SAT ( surveillance, Access Control and Territoriality) strategies with the neighborhood on high crime hot spots
  • Research evidence based approach to the highest crimes
  • Create a walkable neighborhood-connected to neighborhood improvements
  • Complete a survey of all sidewalks needing replacement
Oweni, Legacy and Toledo Police Department, ICP Consulting One Year
Implement Restorative Justice Principles in conjunction with the Juvenile Court SystemAction Steps:

  • Meet with key Juvenile Court System Leaders
  • Have remedial training for Circle facilitators and those in the community that want to become facilitators
  • Create an MOU with Grace Community Center for rental/ use of space for Mediation and Restorative Justice circles
  • Find funding for $100 Restorative Justice Facilitator fee
  • Create a Restorative Justice Program Leader position who coordinates the referrals from Juvenile court and makes assignments to facilitators
  • Partner with Juvenile Court on the W Haywood Burns Institute on a community approach to juvenile crime
Creating Healthier living environments for Families and ChildrenAction Steps:

  • Work with partners to pass lead ordinance and implement it in 43610
    (highest lead level in the city)
  • Use National Green and Healthy Homes Initiative in coordination with the City Health Department
  • Visit the Detroit Model of Green and Healthy Homes
  • Work with Cleveland HUD office on planning and implementation funding for GHHI