About the Neighborhood Ownership Model


“The public is the 800 pound gorilla in the criminal justice system. When they work with police, prosecutors and the courts, citizens have more power than all law enforcement agencies combined. With citizen support, we have a nearly 100 percent conviction rate. ”
-Jennifer M. Joyce, St. Louis Circuit Attorney


St. Louis residents, who were tired of worrying about the health of their neighborhoods, have taken action. The Neighborhood Ownership Model, developed by residents of the City of St. Louis in 2010, has now been adopted by many neighborhoods across the City. The Neighborhood Ownership Model is a citizen-led program that is supported by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Office of the Mayor. 


The documents on this page are designed to provide ideas for citizens to create their own Neighborhood Ownership Model (NOM) to reduce crime and increase the quality of life in their communities. For more information, contact the Community Affairs Bureau at 314-622-4941.