The Neighborhood Navigator initiative sought to develop improved measures of safety and thriving in communities to inform policy and social interventions for criminal justice and community settings. It incorporated community-driven research and community engagement efforts.
As part of this initiative, Columbia University's SAFElab conducted community focus groups and one-on-one interviews in combination with artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to provide short-term and continuous feedback on resident sentiment.
The results will provide policymakers with insight into public sentiments and thoughts about government work and safety, allowing them to respond accordingly.
- Social Media Analysis
- Qualitative Interviews
- Meeting/Focus Group