Safety Measures Matter

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Safety Measures Matter is a 501c(3) boots-on-the-ground community organization whose purpose is to bring resources into the community through street and community outreach servicing DC residents, particularly returning citizens, where they live and work.

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The purpose of Safety Measures Matter is to assist returning citizens reacclimate to community life and to stamp out gun violence experienced by DC youth.

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Safety Measures Matter seeks to increase awareness, advocate for returning citizens, and be a resource for groups working to support them.

Safety Measures Matter works to circumvent the school to prison and schoolyard to graveyard path of DC youth by supporting students working to end gun violence through education services and mentorship.

Our Supporters

  • Voices for a Second Chance
  • Probation & Parole Services
  • Umbrella Mental Health Services
  • Time for Change
  • ANC Joyce Robinson
  • KBEC Group
  • Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
  • The Honorable Barack H. Obama
  • Council member Zachary Parker
  • ROCK NOW Inc.
  • Central Union Mission
  • Community College Preparatory Academy Adult Charter School
  • Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Marquita Vaughn
  • ANC Robin McKinney
  • Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)
  • Cure the Streets
  • US Representative Dr. Oye Owolewa
  • Mayors Office for Returning Citizens Affairs (MORCA)
  • Darryl Brooks
  • Jihad Abrams
  • Imani Temple
  • Donohoe Careers
  • Miller and Long Concrete and Construction
  • Nehemiah Project
  • Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • HUFF
  • Tony Lewis Sr.
  • Council member Zachary Parker
  • International Association For Human Values
  • One Flag
  • Cease Fire, Don’t Smoke The Brothers and Sisters
  • Flow Moving & Storage LLC
  • Northwestern University
  • Witness To Innocence
  • MaryMount University
  • University of The District of Columbia
  • Eden Bridge Pace
  • Pernell Bey
  • Ty-Madness
  • Reese Management/ SL Resources

Safety Measures Matter is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) as a public charity. Donors can deduct contributions made to Safety Measures Matter under IRC Section 170. Safety Measures Matter is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.