College Park, MD (May 4, 2009)- ACT is assembling a Greener Safer Communities Task Force to champion healthy communities. The goal of the task force is to support legislation to create a Department of Justice administered incentive program that states or municipalities could utilize to create safer communities through coordinated community policing and urban greening. The purpose of the legislation would be to invest in lowering crime and calming traffic, since, as many of us know, trees correlate not only with less crime against both people and property, but also traffic calming along streets where kids play.
Greener Safer Communities Draft Letter to U.S. Representatives/Senators
Greener Safer Communities Taskforce Notes