We are friends, family, and neighbors who want community-led solutions to public safety in Greenfield and Franklin County, Massachusetts. We want programs that reduce harm and meet people’s real needs. Other cities have great success with community-led, holistic public safety programs, and we want the same thing here.
We want people who have been harmed by the system to have a say in how we make our town a safe, thriving, and just community.
What we’re doing
- Collecting signatures to let our state government know we want civilian, community-based, peer-led, person-centered crisis care.
- Promoting civilian crisis response as away to meet urgent community needs.
- Gathering care providers to discuss ways to end systemic cycles of harm by bringing abolitionist principles into care provision.
- Collecting signatures on a petition to the City of Greenfield calling for new people-centered public safety programs.
Want to know more?
- First read our petition to the City of Greenfield and sign it if you agree. Help us show the city government that residents support pursuing community safety solutions beyond policing.
- Read about our campaign in more detail, including an outline of the participatory budgeting process we propose.
- Learn more about community safety programs implemented in other cities and what we can do to create effective, life-affirming solutions in our town: check out the resources & links, as well as our proposal for civilian crisis response in Franklin County. We also link to resources on participatory budgeting. Also see our FAQ on police-embedded social work.
- Follow campaign updates on our blog.
- Contact us if you have questions or comments, and fill out our volunteer survey if you’d like to help out!