Community-Wide Safety Survey

With support from Microsoft and the Urban Institute, the Moran Center is embarking on a community-wide safety assessment and we need your help. Building a restorative society takes many voices, and we are surveying all who live, work, or go to school in Evanston about what our community needs.

During this time, our Community Peace Builders and restorative justice team are conducting peace circles and discussions among groups of all ages for a better grasp on how our residents want to be protected, repair harms, and rebuild relationships.

Our first survey period in our ongoing assessment of Evanston’s restorative needs will run through early autumn. The anonymous survey takes an average of 5-15 minutes to answer, and includes questions like:

  • What is community?
  • What is safety?
  • What do you need to be safe?
  • What does a community – our community – need to be safe?
  • What are ways community members can hold each other accountable when we harm each other?

We’re posing these questions as part of a wider effort to gather community perspective on issues of safety, how we can best protect each other, and how best to respond when we harm each other. The Moran Center now welcomes you to share your voice in this community-wide conversation exploring safety, in all its meanings, by participating in this survey.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your perspective!