Kenyetta “Kitty” Yarbrough, GRDC’s Community Security Coordinator Intern

GRDC welcomes Kenyetta “Kitty” Yarbrough as our Community Security Coordinator Intern. For her year here as an intern, Kitty is focused on coordinating our Community Security initiatives, the Crime Prevention Task Force and the Neighborhood Safety Meetings. While earning her Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, Kitty also works as a Customer…

GRDC’s Community Security Program, a Resident-Driven Initiative to Prevent Crime

An informed, involved community is a safe, strong community, and it is GRDC’s Community Security Program’s goal to inform and involve as many residents of Grandmont Rosedale as possible in keeping Grandmont Rosedale a great place to live. One of the main concerns for any community is safety. The most effective strategy for addressing any…

September Neighborhood Safety Meeting Sheds Light on Criminal Behavior

Investigator Brain Fountain, a 31-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department, was the guest speaker at the September Neighborhood Safety Meeting, addressing the topic of “Understanding Criminal Behavior.” Investigator Fountain explained patterns of behavior that the police find to be common among people committing crimes. Investigator Fountain also suggested ways to curb criminal behavior, or…

Neighborhood Safety Meeting Offers Important Information on Human Trafficking

The guest speaker for the May Neighborhood Safety Meeting was Corporal Erin Diamond from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and chairman of the Michigan’s Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board. Attendees at the Neighborhood Safety Meeting learned several important facts about Human Trafficking and why it’s a public safety issue in Wayne County. As an investigator…

Karen Johnson Moore, GRDC’s Community Security Program Manager, Bids Farewell

“First, I gotta rest,” says Karen Johnson Moore, soon to leave her position as the Community Security Program Manager at GRDC. Her rest is well earned. In 2011 Karen signed on with GRDC for one year to spearhead the Special Assessment District initiative for the Grandmont Rosedale communities. Karen soon realized that this project to…

Special Assessment District Discussed at Neighborhood Safety Meeting

The well-attended Neighborhood Safety Meeting of April 23 was focused on the initiative to designate the five Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods as a Special Assessment District (SAD). Karen Johnson Moore, GRDC’s Community Security Program Manager, provided the history of the effort and what the next steps would be required. Special Assessment Districts are an innovative tool…

Residents Learn How to File a Complaint with the Detroit Police Department at Neighborhood Safety Meeting

Attendees at the March Neighborhood Safety Meeting learned how to file a complaint with the Detroit Police Department both about suspicious activity, and about objectionable behavior on the part of the police. 8th Precinct Detective Unit Sargent Marcellus Bell provided information on how to report a crime. For life threatening situations, health emergencies, and to…

Full Room Discusses Empty Properties at Neighborhood Safety Meeting

The Thursday, February 26 Neighborhood Safety Meeting featured a panel discussion on the topic “From Vacancy to Safety: Resources for You.” District #1 Manager Stephanie Young spoke with residents about vacancy issues that involve city of Detroit resources while GRDC’s Sustainable Communities Program Managers Chelsea Neblett and Becki Kenderes presented a perspective from GRDC’s Vacant…