What is the Detroit Safety Team?
The Detroit Safety Team (DST) assists communities in building a new safety infrastructure that shifts away from police reliance.
The Detroit Safety Team works to redefine safety, engage conflict, and create intentional structures of social practice that support community centered healing.
We envision a world without police and prisons. One where communities are self reliant—where it is understood that we have the capacity to rely on ourselves and our community to stay safe and handle harm productively.
We envision a future where communities are sustainably self-sufficient, and safety is a social skill, not a punitive system of control.
Our Advisory Board
Peter Hammer (he/him), J.D., PhD, Director, Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights; Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School
Lance Hicks (he/him), LMSW, The Radical Well-Being Center
Belinda Dulin (she/her)
PG Watkins (they/them)