Fact Sheet Shifting Police Budgets: Lessons Learned from Three Communities
Libby Doyle, Leah Sakala
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This handout illustrates the varied approaches three jurisdictions—two cities and a school district—took to reduce police budgets and reallocate funding to advance a vision of public safety that includes investments in community-based services and infrastructure. We pose five questions that policymakers should consider when looking to shift public safety funding to new approaches.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Policing and community safety
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center