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Community Safety

The Senior Advisor for Community Safety works to convene and coordinate citywide departments and community organizations on behalf of the Mayor to advance safety, prevent violence, address trauma, and increase justice in Boston.

Do you need help right now?

While we work on community safety issues, our department can't help in an emergency. If you're experiencing an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. If you are dealing with a non-emergency situation in the City of Boston, please contact BOS:311.

  • 1 City Hall Square, Room 806
    Boston, MA 02201
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    Office hours
    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2023 Summer Safety Strategy

The Mayor’s Office, in tandem with other City of Boston Departments and constituents of the communities most impacted by community violence, will develop a comprehensive community violence prevention, intervention, recovery, and community-building framework. This framework will be implemented during the Summer of 2023, and will roll over into a year-round priority. Our framework aims to acknowledge the root causes and social determinants of violence, while also proactively intervening in conflicts to prevent violence from occurring or escalating. These programs and initiatives represent the work that City departments are currently participating in, while also highlighting the existing gaps in services that we want to address. Centering the safety and well-being of the community, we create pathways to opportunities so that all Bostonians can thrive.

Read about our Summer Safety Strategy

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