My Brother's Keeper Detroit
In 2014, President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) and issued a powerful call to action to close opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color. The initiative sparked candid dialogue and action around the country to help more of our young people reach their dreams, regardless of their race, gender, or socioeconomic status.
The Detroit Crime Commission is proud to be a partner of the MBK Detroit Initiative.
Traditionally, law enforcement has relied on investigation and prosecution to thwart gang-related violence and dismantle them. This process is costly, time consuming, and labor intensive. On the other hand, the DCC’s NB Initiative is relatively inexpensive to employ and can be easily expanded, and/or contracted.
Similar to the game Jenga, NB uses gravity and the gang’s own members to dissolve it via the systematic targeting and removal of its leaders and turning them into contributing members of society.
In an effort to combat human trafficking in Southeast Michigan the DCC partners with law enforcement and private entities to investigate potential human trafficking rings and assist law enforcement in disrupting these rings.
Utilizing the sources and methods of the DCC ThreatIQ program, analysts provide a variety of intelligence related products and support in an effort to promote public safety in Southeast Michigan.
Nuisance Abatement Program
Initially, started at the end of 2011, the DCC’s nuisance abatement program was created to fill an enforcement void in the city by bringing private citizens and pro-bono attorneys together to file “private” nuisance abatement civil suits.
Created by the DCC, safeguard is a public-private partnership that provides funding for the temporary housing and the safe movement of witnesses of violent acts until they can testify in court.
Arson Reward Committee
The Detroit Crime Commission (DCC), in partnership with the National Insurance Crime Bureau
(NICB), have teamed up to ensure the continuation of the Arson Prevention Reward Program.
For the past thirty (30) years, the NICB, along with Michigan Basic insurance have been funding
rewards to hundreds of citizens for tips leading to the arrest and/or prosecution of arsonists in
the State of Michigan.
Started in 2012, enough said (Enough Sexual Assault in Detroit) Formally known as the Detroit rape kit initiative is a partnership between Wayne County prosecutors office, the Detroit police department, and Sorensen labs to get more than 11,000 rape kits tested.
Since being founded in 2011, the DCC has been involved in multiple initiatives and partnerships seeking to improve public safety as well as prevent, investigate and prosecute crime.