What Happened In Baltimore and What Can We Do? A Neighborhoods' Perspective
"What Happened in Baltimore and What Can We Do? A Neighborhood’s Perspective offers a clear set of data-driven objectives for community organizations, non-profits, elected officials and all stakeholders to work together to eliminate disparities in neighborhoods. This report represents the synthesis of several years of work by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) and points to 3 key goals that could serve as a common agenda to improve quality of life in every neighborhood.
When the events of April 2015 unfolded in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, many people turned to the community-based indicators in the annual Vital Signs report to better understand the neighborhood context that spawned such civil unrest. This report aims to highlight key indicators that stand as major barriers in neighborhoods and what we can do to truly achieve a more just and equitable City."