Safe Indy East

We promise to create a welcoming environment in which all families and visitors feel safe and secure.  We aim to accomplish this by focused efforts on crime prevention, youth intervention programming, and supportive reentry services.
OUR GOAL: 

Reduce Serious & Violent Crime

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Work Cooperatively with Public Safety Officials

Work cooperatively with the Department of Public Safety and neighborhood residents to develop initiatives that aim to prevent serious and violent crime through community policing and focused activities to address mental health and repeat offenders.

Youth Crime Intervention Programming

Expand and develop youth crime-intervention programming, emphasizing at-risk youth populations to curb systemic crime and empower youth to become more engaged in their community.

Community-Focused Re-entry Services

Partner with community organizations to support families and neighborhoods impacted by incarceration and develop strategies to integrate holistic, community-focused re-entry services.

View the full SAFE Indy East Promise Zone strategy

Are you interested in learning more about the strategy behind the Safe Indy Promise and goals? You can access the full document or just view the specific Safe Indy East goals and partners.   

Safe IndyEast Promise Zone Funding History

Over the past six years, the Safe Indy East goal has been able to raise almost $11.5M to support safety initiatives on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. 

Amount Received for Safe Indy East: $11,323,333
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Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently awarded BOI $180,000 through its Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME) to continue funding BOI’s Re-Entry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi) for current and formerly incarcerated individuals to explore small business ownership as a means of self-sufficiency.

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Pathway Home

RecycleForce has been awarded funding through the Department of Labor’s Pathways Home program. The project will identify inmates incarcerated in the Marion County jail who are interested in training for employment in specific high demand industries in the community, including logistics, recycling, manufacturing, hazardous material handling, and construction.

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Reentry Projects

RecycleForce will use this Department of Labor funding to create 190 new jobs and provide career coaching, financial coaching, professional workshops, energy cost assistance, and other supports to employees with a goal of creating stable living conditions.

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Community-Based Crime Reduction

Through its Community-Based Crime Reduction grant from the Department of Justice, the John Boner Neighborhood Centers is partnering with other Near Eastside organizations to address root causes of crime such as poverty, family economic instability, substance abuse, mental illness, and neighborhood decline by supporting community building and services that make education and employment viable pursuits for at-risk individuals.

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Reentry Projects Grant

The Department of Labor’s Reentry Projects grant allowed 13 local Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) partners (including the John Boner Neighborhood Centers) to implement LISC’s Bridges …

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Our Town Project

The Arts Council’s “Our Town” project, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, united neighbors, artists, and officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department …

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Project Safe Neighborhoods

Through this grant, the Department of Justice empowered the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to implement its plan to reduce gun violence and gang crime through …

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Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals

This grant from the Department of Health and Human Services allowed Eskenazi to extend access to mental health and substance abuse treatment services.

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Safe Indy East Map

Safe IndyEast Map displays public safety resources and facilities in the promise zone, with a community based crime reduction program in a focused area within the zone.

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Safe Indy East

News and Resources

Read the latest updates about IndyEast Safe projects, awarded grants, and milestones.