Safe Neighborhood Initiative

Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative | June 11

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Please join Project R.I.G.H.T for a discussion on what we need to do in our followup from what has happened recently in Grove Hall. See agenda below.


When: Thursday, June 11

6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Where: Grove Hall Community Center (51 Geneva Avenue)

For more info:  call Michael Kozu (Project RIGHT, Inc.) at 617.541.5451.x102)  or email ( 



  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Updates –
    • Police (BPD, B-2, Dept. Supt. Harris, GHSNI Co-Chair
    • Prosecution (Joseph Janezic, SC District Attorney Conley’s Office)
    • Multi-Unit Apt. Init. (Bob Francis, MassHousing)
    • Neighborhood Restoration – Choice Neighborhood, Neighborhood Response Team & Grove Hall Problem Properties Task Force (Michael Kozu, PRI/ GHSNI Community Coordinator)
    • GH Choice/ VIP Trauma update – Anton Joe-Yen, GH Trauma Coordinator
    • Safe Havens and expanding our prevention opportunities (BPHC VIP, REACH, STRYVE, No Drug, Prescription Drug Misuse), – Michael Kozu, PRI/ GHSNI Community Coordinator)
    • Grove Hall Youth Outreach Connection – Emmanuel Tikili (GHYOC)

Gang Prevention Workshop | Dec. 4 + 5

Gang Prevention Workshops will take place on December 4 and December 5 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at 150 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA. Participants will gain working knowledge of existing gang prevention strategies. Please RSVP! To RSVP or for more information, email or call 617-748-3256.

Upham's Corner SNI Walkthrough, Jun. 21

Upham's Corner(The following information is based on a letter from Matt Feeney at the DA's Office.)

Meet your neighbors while working hands-on to address problems in the Upham's Corner area. The Upham's Corner Safe Neighborhood Initiative will hold a neighborhood walkthrough on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. In light of recent civic and safety concerns - such as a murder at Humphreys Street - members will convene at the City School (Ramsey St. off of Dudley St.) at 6:30 p.m. on June 21 and walk through the community to identify problem areas for residents. Please join SNI in spotting these issues and becoming part of the solution. Please feel free to bring anyone who wishes to attend: the more the merrier! For more information, contact Matt Feeney, DA's office, at >> Read More

Grove Hall Community Meeting, Jun. 9

Project Right, inc.How can we make our community better? What are your ideas? Come to the Grove Hall Community Meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2011 to share your thoughts on neighborhood improvement. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and announcements and program updates follow from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Community Meeting will be held at the Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA. For more information, call Project RIGHT, Inc. at 617.541.5451, x102.

GHSNI is a former graduated Weed and Seed Site and is provided support through the Department of Public Health, Boston Police Department, Boston Public Health Commission, Mayor Thomas Menino, MassHousing and the Hayden, Hyams, Boston and Citizens Bank Foundations

Safe Neighborhood Initiative


(617) 963-2910

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Dorchester SNI
Bimonthly meetings expected to begin in June at location TBA (working on finding a regular meeting space). BPD District C-11 attends these meetings. For more information, contact ADA Christine Walsh at 617-619-4315.

Grove Hall SNI
Meets 2nd Thursday of June, September, November, February and April from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Grove Hall Community Center on Geneva Avenue. Food is served beforehand at 5:30 p.m. BPD District B-2 attends these meetings. For more information, contact Michael Kozu at or 617.541.5454.x102.

Upham's Corner SNI
Meets 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the City School, located at 614 Columbia Rd.
BPD District B-2 attends these meetings. For more information, contact ADA Matt Feeney at 617-619-4169.

Washington Corridor SNI
Meets 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. BPD C11 and B3 attend these meetings.  Past meetings have been at DotWell, but the last few have been at the Franklin Hill Apartments community room at 5 Shandon Rd. Evening meetings are in the planning stages but are expected soon. For more information, contact Paul Malkemes at 617-929-0925 or


The Safe Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) addresses public safety and prosecutors community development issues through the collaborative efforts of to work the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts and Suffolk County Attorney General's Offices. Its success addresses three exclusively primary areas of community concern: Coordinated Law Enforcement, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Prevention and Treatment. Local law enforcement cooperation allows prosecutors to work exclusively generated on cases generated by the SNI i, and has helped community residents to remove and prosecute violent offenders from their neighborhoods.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact individual SNI coordinators or the DA's office for more information.

Key Programs Offered: 

The coordinated law enforcement strand includes community policing, the establishment of an SNI neighborhood prosecutor in District and Superior Courts, and enhanced cooperation in special projects between the community and law enforcement agencies.

The neighborhood revitalization efforts of the SNI may include expedited city services, rehabilitation of abandoned property, the coordination of local merchants, and/or job training programs.

The prevention, intervention, and treatment principle of the SNI mobilizes community and government resources around priority community health issues, from youth violence prevention to outreach to seniors.

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