Thriving individuals and families in safe and supportive communities.
Advance research-based evidence and practice toward individual and community safety, resilience, and justice through effective programs, practitioner and community education, and public policy advocacy and analysis.
The Center for Community Safety and Resilience (CCSR) at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs envisions thriving individuals and families in safe and supportive communities. CCSR advances that vision through research-based evidence and practice toward individual and community safety, resilience, and justice. CCSR is dedicated to effective programs, practitioner and community education, and public policy advocacy and analysis. CCSR is uniquely and innovatively led by Interim Faculty Co-Director Sheila Huss, PhD and Staff Co-Director Neena S. Jain, MD MSTPH DTM&H.
CCSR broadens and deepens work on interpersonal violence to advance social justice, increase public safety, eliminate individual and societal violence, and strengthen community resilience. We:
CCSR collaboratively engages partners in higher education, Denver communities, non-profits, and local and state government to address, research, and promote proven solutions surrounding issues of violence and justice, community safety and resilience. The Center fulfills its mission through rigorous scholarship and creative activities; collaborations with communities, practitioners, and non-profits; and interdisciplinary partnerships within the School of Public Affairs, CU Denver, and our communities, toward the creation of deliverables, including technical reports, scholarly publications, and events.
Research-Informing Practice --> Practice-Informing Research
Neena Jain, MD, MSTPH, DTM&H
Co-Director, Center for Community Safety and Resilience
Sheila Huss, PhD