The Healthy Youth Central Area Network (HYCAN) strives to increase community strengths through prevention and intervention strategies that support youth in making healthy life choices.
Each year, we ask Central District stakeholders to help us identify community perceptions of youth drug and alcohol use and abuse.
The survey is confidential and data will help us to select prevention programs to strengthen communities and empower youth.
Please complete and submit our survey, and also, please forward to your neighbors.
SeattleU is currently conducting their citywide 2017 Seattle Public Safety Survey. The goal of the survey is to gather public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. The final report will be used by the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making our neighborhoods safer. The survey is accessible from now through November 30th in አማርኛ (Amharic), دراسة استقصائية عن السلامة العامة في سياتل (Arabic), 西雅图公共安全调查 (Chinese), Xogururinta Ammaanka Dadweynaha Seattle (Somali), Tagalog - Seattle Public Safety Survey , English, 한국어 (Korean), Qu'annoo Nageenya Uummaata Seattle (Fillipino), ስያትል ህዝባዊ ደሕንነት ፅንዓት (Amharic), Español (Spanish), and Việt Tiếng (Vietnamese).
Please forward this email, share on social media and otherwise tell your friends, family, co-workers and community members about the survey.
EastPAC thanks Seattle U, the Community Oriented Policing Services Office, the Seattle Police Foundation, and the Seattle Police Department for working to prioritize the communities concerns via this survey and the micro community police plan program.
(Seattle) – While many members of the Community Police Commission generally agree that body cameras can be a useful tool in enhancing police accountability, the CPC unanimously believes it is premature to implement a police body camera program in Seattle until and unless state public disclosure laws are modified to address complex privacy and safety concerns. We do not believe there has yet been sufficient public engagement in these issues to inform the necessary legislative modifications, which implicate important and competing values of public transparency, safety, and officer and civilian privacy. Specifically, our concerns include that the dignity and privacy of witnesses, victims and suspects will be invaded; that individuals who are recorded providing information to officers may be viewed as “snitches” and endangered; that willingness to provide information to the police may be chilled in some communities by concern about being caught “snitching;” and that willingness to ask for police assistance through 911 or otherwise may be chilled in communities with undocumented immigrants. All of these concerns are potentially resolved by changes in public disclosure law, but it is important to understand that at present, almost all video captured by police cameras will be subject to public disclosure without redaction.
The CPC therefore reiterates its request that the City of Seattle push pause and approach this topic after further deliberation and community dialogue, and only implement a camera program after state public disclosure law has been modified. The CPC offers to lead the effort to coordinate City advocacy in the legislature on this point in the 2016 legislative session
At the Take Back the Neighborhood march we heard calls for cameras to be used to make the Central Area safer. In recent weeks, support for cameras, has been voiced by Mayor Ed Murray, Chief O’Toole, the African American Community Advisory Council, Mothers for Police Accountability as well as members of the City Neighborhood Council, District and Community Councils.