Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dr. Chamard presents workshop on public safety and public spaces at community council leadership training

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Center faculty, presented a workshop on “Public Safety/Public Spaces” at an all-day Community Council Leadership Training program on March 1, 2014 at the BP Energy Center.  The training, sponsored by the Anchorage Assembly and the Municipality of Anchorage Ombudsman’s Office, was directed at presidents, vice-presidents, and other leaders of the 38 community councils in Anchorage.

Presenters of other training sessions included Tim Potter of Dowl HKM, Dennis McMillan of the Foraker Group, Hazel Blackmore of NeighborWorks Anchorage, Beth Nordlund of the Anchorage Park Foundation and Kitty Farnham of the Alaska Humanities Forum.

Dr. Chamard’s three-hour session covered:
  • disaster preparedness at the neighborhood level
  • the difference between illegal and undesirable behavior in public spaces
  • problem-solving partnerships with the police
  • use of crime prevention through environmental design and civil remedies
  • social strategies for dealing with crime and disorder problems