Promoting Assets and Reducing Crime
PARC is a cross-collaborative, private-public partnership that works to address the needs of the community in four areas:
Commercial Corridor Development
Neighborhood Identity & Branding
There are several critical components of this collaborative effort that make it work.
A group of safety and business professionals who, in coordination with public law enforcement, bring their years of expertise to analyze data, partner and organize on issues affecting the community.
Community Prosecution Unit (CPU)
Comprising a dedicated Assistant District Attorney, CPU Coordinator, neighborhood ambassadors, and other partners as necessary, this unit helps proactively address neighborhood challenges that impact the safety, and the perception of safety, in the Near West Side.
NWSP recognizes that the Near West Side of Milwaukee has tremendous core assets, including more than
It also boasts a central location with easy freeway access, major religious, health care and educational institutions as well as attractive restaurants and entertainment venues. The PARC model helps uncover the community’s full potential as an ideal place to live, work, and play.
By leveraging the PARC model, Near West Side Partners has seen significant success.
Data Gathering & Analysis
Central to a sustainable effort is strong data and research. Marquette University’s Center for Peacemaking works with DataShare to gather and analyze key public health and safety data that will guide planning and evaluation of PARC initiatives.