Baton Rouge Community Street team

Reducing Community-Based Violence in BatonRouge
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About Us
The Baton Rouge Community Street Team (BRCST) is neighborhood-centered program to assist in the reduction of violence and crime in Baton Rouge zip codes 70802 and 70805. BRCST, In partnership with Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's initiative, Safe Hopeful Healthy BR, draws upon an evidence-based, trauma informed approach to violence reduction that has been implemented in several cities across the country. We hire, train and deploy Credible Messengers or people who have influence in their communities as High-Risk Interventionists or Community Navigators.
Provide casework to those at greatest risk of becoming a victim or a perpetrator of violence
Utilize previous relationships and cache in the community to engage in high-risk intervention. Using conflict resolution skills and meditation tactics BRCST engage in disputes that may result in violence and prevent retaliation.
Provide support to crime survivors who are overlooked by traditional victim services agencies.

what we do

BRCST specializes in resolving relationship-based disputes toward a peaceful outcome. We coordinate our efforts with partners, including city agencies, service providers, policy organization, and more in order to improve the quality of life of citizens in the City of Baton Rouge.

High Risk Intervention (HRI)

The High Risk Interventionist teams primary responsibility is to respond to violent incidents that occur in the 70802 and 70805 area code and apply conflict-mediation tactics to prevent future incidents from occurring.

Community Navigator (CN)

The Community Navigators team's (CN) primary responsibility is to connect those engaged in violence to supportive counseling, crisis intervention assessment, and mediation, referrals and resource information in order to restore peace and avoid arrest and incarceration.

Community Public Safety Roundtable

The Community Public Safety Round Table is a community forum created to engage our community in the public safety process.

Community Walks

The BRCST Team conducts weekly community walks in the 70802 and 70805 zip codes after a violent event occurs. During the walks residents have the opportunity to to express needs and concerns related to violence and resource connection.

Updates from BRcST

press & media mentions

Baton Rouge 'community street teams' aim to stop gun violence: 'you have to be in the trenches.'

‘It affects us all,’ Baton Rouge Community Street Team looking to deter crime in city

The Baton Rouge Street Team is addressing local violence starting this summer

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Upcoming Events

join us out in the community

Public Safety Roundtable Meeting

Join us on our community forum where we discuss ways to curve some of the violence we see in our city. We've invited public safety officials and elected officials to update on our progress and to hold to them accountable.

Delmont Gardens Branch Library

April 11, 2024 6:30 PM
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