A group of community members from Camden were trained on CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) in April 2012. Subsequently, the Camden CPTED Workgroup was developed, in partnership with NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids-Camden. The group decided to develop an assessment of all parks in Camden and identify CPTED strategies for each park.
Our meeting on February 11 focused on reviewing a list of Camden parks and using Google Earth to get aerial and street views of a few parks. The group reviewed a draft of a survey which will be distributed to residents in community-wide meetings, which have yet to be finalized. The community will be asked for their thoughts and input on local parks in relation to CPTED.
Our next meeting is scheduled for February 27 and will include a tour of a few identified parks to take pictures and begin a more thorough assessment.