Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Safe Silver Spring Summit, May 16, 2009 - News and Registration Information

I. Mission: The mission of Safe Silver Spring is to develop strategies, partnerships and goals to keep Silver Spring a community where people can live, work, travel, shop and play safely.

The first Safe Silver Spring summit will bring together citizens, community leaders, non-profit organizations, and public officials to develop an action plan that enables communities to reduce crime and keep our neighborhoods safer.

II. Location

Montgomery College
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Campus Map http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps/tpcamp.html

III. Summit agenda - note that the morning and afternoon sessions are identical; attendees should sign up for one or the other

Morning session
8:00 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 9:00 Overview
9:10 - 10: 40 7 simultaneous workshops
10:50 - 11:20 Workshop reports, end of morning session

11:30 - 12:15 Lunch for all participants

Afternoon session
11:30- 12:00 Registration
12:25 - 12:55 Overview
1:05 - 2:35 7 simultaneous workshops
2:45 - 3:15 Workshop reports, end of afternoon session

Workshop Topics
1. Making Safe and Civil Public Spaces
2. Gangs and Pack Robberies
3. Youth: Schools, Truants, and Kids Hanging Out
4. Policing, Security, Resources and Communication
5. Por qué y Cómo Comenzar una Vegilancia Communitaria (Why and How to Start a Neighborhood Watch) (Workshop will be in Spanish )
6. Central Business District (CBD) of Silver Spring
7. Residential Neighborhoods

IV. Organizations

Lead sponsors:

o Prezco* (Presidents´ Council of Silver Spring Civic Associations)
o SSCAB (Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board)
o Silver Spring Regional Center

Other participating organizations include:

 3rd District Police
 State Attorney´s Office
 Northwest Park Oakview Weed and Seed
 Montgomery County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
 International Corridor C-Safe
 MD Community Crime Prevention Institute
 Downtown Silver Spring
 Montgomery County Public Schools Safe and Drug Free Schools
 Safe Takoma
 Impact Silver Spring
 CASA de Maryland
 MD Office of Crime Control and Prevention
 Office of Councilmember Valerie Ervin

V. Registration procedures

Advance registration is recommended by May 7th as space is limited. We prefer that attendees contact us via email at following email address: SafeSilverSpring@gmail.com.

For those without access to email, please call 301-431-4185 ext 212

When registering, attendees will need to specify morning or afternoon session, provide their first two choices as to workshop topics, and indicate if there is a need for language (e.g., Spanish, Amharic, sign) translation and other special needs, if any. We would appreciate volunteers to help us with registration, room setups, etc.

Please contact us at the above email address (SafeSilverSpring@gmail.com), if able to help briefly prior to the summit or during the summit.
*Prezco neighborhoods include: East Silver Spring, Indian Spring, Linden, North Hills of Sligo Creek, North Woodside/Montgomery Hills, Park Hills, Seven Oaks-Evanswood, Sligo Branview, South Silver Spring, Woodside, Woodside Forest, and Woodside Park

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