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Newark Public Safety Collaborative Sponsors “Reduce Your Emission, Turn Off Your Ignition” Poster Contest, June 5 Deadline

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As part of its “Idling Gets You Nowhere” campaign, the Newark Public Safety Collaborative (NPSC) has launched the “Reduce Your Emission, Turn Off Your Ignition” poster competition. NPSC is an initiative that includes Rutgers University–Newark, the City of Newark, and other community partners, which maximizes local resources and expertise to solve problems and improve the impact of public safety work already underway in Newark.
 
“Leaving cars running unattended is a major contributing factor to auto thefts,” reminds Alejandro Giménez-Santana, assistant professor of professional practice at Rutgers School of Criminal Justice and director of the NPSC.

Through the “Reduce Your Emission, Turn Off Your Ignition” poster contest, NPSC seeks to raise awareness of the adverse effects idling automobiles have on public safety and the environment. It is a community engagement activity that allows children and families to participate in the collective effort of improving public safety and the environment, all while staying at home. The grand-prize-winning poster will be printed and distributed throughout the city, and all participants will receive a commemorative certificate.

To be eligible to participate, contestants must live or work in Newark, New Jersey, and can create their poster individually or collaboratively to produce a two- or three-dimensional visual art poster. The poster must include the slogan "Reduce Your Emission, Turn Off Your Ignition" but cannot contain explicit images, language, or copyrighted material. Contestants must use items found in the home and are encouraged to use recycled materials to portray their message.
 
Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on June 5, 2020 and must include the name and age of the lead artist and a list of the material used. Contestants must upload submissions at https://forms.gle/6mSms5dDhNK67bCTA.
 
The "Reduce Your Emission, Turn Off Your Ignition" poster contest is sponsored by Newark Public Safety Collaborative, Newark School of the Arts, Engage Fairmount, Mantena Global Care, and Rutgers University–Newark.
 
 
About the Newark Public Safety Collaborative
The Newark Public Safety Collaborative (NPSC) was formed in 2018 as part of the Rutgers-Newark, School of Criminal Justice Anchor Initiative. Through a direct partnership with the Newark Mayor’s Office and community stakeholders, the NPSC builds on successes of past violence reduction initiatives with a greater focus on place-based analytics and data-driven community engagement for crime prevention and public safety. NPSC brings together community-based organizations, data analysts, social workers, policymakers, and practitioners to contextualize “big data” and make decisions for actions in a coordinated fashion. The NPSC maximizes local resources and expertise to solve problems and improve the impact of public safety work already underway in Newark.

Crime prevention requires thoughtful decision-making informed by real-time understandings of the spatial dynamics of crime and its related factors. It requires a concerted effort to think about the mechanisms that enable crime hotspots to emerge and persist over time. The NPSC enables city officials and community leaders to focus on the places that are in greatest need of resources. They then implement strategies that utilize their collective strengths in coordinated and complementary ways.

For more information, visit https://newarkcollaborative.org.