National Coalition for Shared Safety

The National Coalition for Shared Safety represents leading organizations that are advancing community safety solutions and joining together to promote the most effective strategies to achieve public safety for all. It includes critical assistance providers supporting crime survivors and people living with past convictions, as well as public health providers and business leaders. The organizations in the coalition specialize in trauma recovery, health, mental health, violence prevention, and reentry support.

In an unprecedented moment of a global health pandemic and racial justice awakening, we have a rare national opportunity to build consensus on the solutions that work, solutions that, if scaled up, can replace mass incarceration with a new shared safety that’s better for everyone. The National Coalition for Shared Safety envisions a world in which everyone can attain safety and everyone can work together to take responsibility for fostering it.

The coalition supports federal investments and legislation that advances shared safety in states and localities across the nation, including those that would:

Scale up public health solutions:  Expand critical Assistance to address public health challenges such as substance abuse, mental health needs, access to emergency housing, and other health supports

Scale up violence prevention: Expand community solutions to stop the cycle of violence, such as community outreach, interventionists, mentors and more

Scale up support for survivors: Expand services and financial support to crime survivors

Scale up meaningful redemption: Remove all barriers for people living with convictions to reenter society and access jobs

Allocate funding to what works:  Reprioritize public safety investments to incentivize reduced incarceration and increased investments in shared safety solutions


Members of the coalition include:

Alliance for Safety and Justice

American Public Health Association

A New Way of Life Reentry Project/SAFE Housing Network

Center for Employment Opportunities

Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice

Cure Violence Global

Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation

Doctors for America

Futures Without Violence (watch video)

The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention

National Alliance of Trauma Recovery Centers (watch video)

National Center for Victims of Crime

The Professional Community Intervention Training Institute

Responsible Business Initiative for Justice

Urban Peace Institute


Coalition Advocacy

NCSS ltr to House and Senate Leadership re Stimulus


Congressional Briefing on Shared Safety Solutions


Press Conference for Report Release: National Survey of America’s Safety Gaps