About Detroit Safety Team
The Detroit Safety Team (DST) supports Detroiters in their ability to navigate conflict, harm, and abuse via non-punitive practices; shifting the collective understanding of accountability and personal responsibility. To transform harm, we deepen our interconnectedness and develop a shift in ownership over our safety and the safety of our community. We promote a culture of safety absent of police presence, offer consultations with groups and individuals regarding safety and accountability, and facilitate the creation of tools and tactics of self-reliance that work outside of the structures of the state.
Detroit Safety Team is inherently seeking to shift the current culture of harm and
healing in the city of Detroit. This is not easy work but we are doing it on the shoulders of really
amazing folks who have been doing restorative justice, transformative justice and alternative
models of healing harm within community. It is important for our staff to embody and believe in
the work of Transformative Justice.