Art and Prevention

CCERP staff recently had the opportunity to incorporate art into our work by using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design strategies at our local Boys and Girls Club. We used art to identify what the youth did not want in their communities, as well as what a safe community looks like, by designing positive messaging. Some of the messages tackled smoking, drug use, graffiti and littering. Although creating art can seem intimidating, we encouraged all participants to embrace mistakes and explore colors and mediums to express themselves. We are grateful for our partnership with the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Boyle Heights. The art work will be on display starting December 19th. Come take a look and get inspired!