Wagga Wagga, NSW aims at roots of domestic violence with We Do Respect engagement campaign
We Do Respect asks local residents to use the campaign name when encountering disrespectful words and acts throughout their lives. Fifteen community ambassadors including police, athletes, and business owners recorded videos to reinforce this message. Wagga Wagga developed social media assets for the campaign including suggested posts and profile photo frames. This effort supports the domestic violence reduction goals of theDVproject:2650 program.
Wagga Wagga, NSW
London Borough of Lambeth, GB launched a local COVID-19 Contact Tracing Service
London Borough of Lambeth collaborated with Public Health England to launch a local COVID-19 Contact Tracing Service. The Lambeth service calls residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and notifies them that they must self-isolate to stop the spread of the virus. The service also collects close contact details from residents and refers them back to the National Test and Trace System. The Council developed this local service to find cases missed by the NHS Test and Trace System.
London Borough of Lambeth, GB
Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, GB focuses on rural theft with crime tracking pilot
A limited number of subsidized CanTrack Protect devices were offered to rural residents. Each participant affixed the device to a vehicle or piece of farming equipment. Protect devices are activated when vehicles are stolen and tracked by law enforcement personnel. Each device is battery-powered with a homing beacon that is impervious to jamming techniques. The pilot addresses enforcement gaps in rural areas and improves stolen property recovery rates.
Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, GB
Carteret County, NC is using over $1.3 million in CARES Act funding on COVID compliant technology
Carteret County received more than $1.3 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. The county is using the majority of these funds to purchase new technology that complies with COVID-19 safety guidelines. The county has spent over $500,000 on teleworking equipment for county staff including laptops, tablets, and software licenses. Some of the funding will also be used to purchase PPE and improve the sanitary condition of the detention center.
Carteret County, NC
Clay County, FL is using nearly $10 million in CARES Act funding to protect the community from COVID
Clay County has accepted the first 25% of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) funding allocated to the area in the amount of $9,564,446. The county is using these funds to protect its community from the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first phase of funding is being directed toward teleworking equipment for county staff, mobile coronavirus testing and immunization labs, restarting small local businesses, etc.
Clay County, FL
Windsor, ON is testing local wastewater for evidence of the COVID-19 virus
The City of Windsor partnered with Pollution Control and the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research to test local wastewater for the COVID-19 virus. According to their research, the genetic signal for COVID-19 can be detected in untreated wastewater which could provide an early indicator if cases are increasing in the community.
Sunshine Coast, QLD facilitates StandbyU Shield pilot to reduce domestic violence incidents
The council worked with StandbyU Foundation and Youturn Youth Support to select participants based on Youturn referrals. The StandbyU Shield is a smart device activated when the user feels threatened with violence. Each device is programmed with the user's family, friends, and close contacts who are alerted upon activation. Pilot participants and their contacts develop plans of action for the StandbyU Shield's use.
Sunshine Coast, QLD
San Mateo County, CA collaborates with cities on pilot that addresses mental health in 911 calls
Daly City, Redwood City, San Mateo, and South San Francisco are participants in the Community Wellness and Crisis Response Pilot Project. This two-year pilot pairs full-time mental health clinicians with local police officers on 911 calls. Officers assess each situation on the scene before clinicians develop personalized care plans for callers. County officials hope the pilot moves non-violent offenders from local jails into specialized care for psychological issues.
San Mateo County, CA
Daly City, CA
Davenport, IA strengthens neighborhood leadership in city affairs with Good Neighbor Project
Davenport residents are encouraged to reach out to their neighbors and create local groups. Each group meets quarterly with local police and community development staffers to learn how the city can serve their needs. Neighborhood groups maintain open channels to the city and create communication methods for their residents. The Good Neighbor Project promotes proactive efforts in partnership with the city to resolve issues like park maintenance and speeding.
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council, GB enhances public safety with Safer Streets program
The borough recruits volunteers to conduct free safety audits for their neighbors. Recommended measures like new locks and light upgrades are funded by the council. Safer Streets volunteers also refer fellow residents to local police, support groups, and other resources depending on their concerns. Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council invested in improved street lighting to supplement home security improvements.
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council, GB
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council, GB creates Hate Amnesty survey to document hate crime experiences
The survey offers an open-ended space for local residents to share past experiences with hate crimes. Council staffers included examples of physical and verbal abuse that qualify as hate crimes. Hate Amnesty participants find resources including police contacts and support groups. This initiative was introduced during Hate Crime Awareness Week to fully ascertain local incidents including those not reported to the police.
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council, GB
Hurunui District Council, NZ installed a new ultraviolet disinfection unit for safe drinking water
Hurunui District Council installed a new ultraviolet disinfection unit at the Hanmer Springs water treatment plant. The system exposes water to UV light at a specific wavelength designed to kill bacteria and protozoa before the water reaches household taps. The Council continuously monitors the UV intensity to guarantee that waster being supplied to the community meets the drinking water safety standards.
Hurunui District Council, NZ