Established in 2008, the Community Safety Initiative (CSI) aimed to improve safety within the home, school and wider community environment in Tallaght West, Co. Dublin.
It was one part of the overall Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) outcomes-focused 10-year strategy, A Place for Children: Tallaght West (2005), which seeks to improve the health, safety and learning of children in the area and increase their sense of belonging to the community. CDI was one of three sites that constitute the Prevention and Early Intervention Programme (PEIP) in Ireland and was jointly funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and The Atlantic Philanthropies.
This report evaluates the implementation of the Community Safety Initiative (CSI) from September 2008 to September 2011. It reports on the CSI’s work to improve safety and address problems of anti-social behaviour, low social cohesion and insecurity in four areas of Tallaght West (Killinarden, Jobstown, Brookfield and Fettercairn). It provides an account of the implementation of the CSI, including a range of supporting strategies, core processes and activities employed during this period, and assesses the impact of the initiative on the safety and well-being of those living and working in the target communities.