Durham Launches Transitional Jobs Program for Justice-Involved Residents

New Program Provides Temporary, Wage-Paying City Jobs & Support Services

DURHAM, N.C. – It can be tough to find a good job with a livable wage. Now, imagine trying to find steady work if you have a criminal record. The task can be daunting and disheartening.

The City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development has partnered with the Durham Innovation Team (I-Team) to address this issue through the launch of their new Transitional Jobs Program, which is providing temporary, wage-paying jobs with benefits as well as support services to people who have difficulty getting and holding jobs in the regular labor market.

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Important Changes coming to NC Medicaid

Requesting Applications for the Civilian Police Review Board

The City of Durham is currently seeking applicants to fill four (4) vacancies on the Civilian Police Review Board with terms beginning on July 1, 2019 and expiring on June 30, 2023. The Board reviews the Professional Standards Division’s handling of complaints made against employees of the Durham Police Department. Members of the Civilian Police Review Board are appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council.

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Pre-K Service Expansion

Durham Police Department Registration is Underway for National Night Out 2019

Registration is underway for Durham’s observance of National Night Out (NNO), America’s Night Out Against Crime, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Neighborhoods, agencies and businesses are encouraged to support the celebration by organizing or sponsoring a NNO event or promotion. The evening of August 6 residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, law enforcement and public safety partners. Neighborhoods typically host events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anti-crime campaigns.

NNO is a collaborative effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood unity. The National Association of Town Watch (NATW), which spearheads the observance, anticipates NNO 2019 will involve more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.

Durham Police Department’s NNO registration deadline is Friday, July 12, 2019. For registration and observance information, go to www.durhampolice.com and click the 2019 NNO logo. Local NNO registrations are separate from registrations with NATW.. Direct NNO inquiries to Durham Police Department’s Public Affairs Office by emailing DPDNNO@durhamnc.gov or by calling (919) 560-4322 (Monday – Friday,  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

Legal Aid Seminar

Durham Debuts New Pavement Condition Map

Map Shows Most Recent Pavement Condition Rating of City-Maintained Streets

DURHAM, N.C. – Wondering how the pavement on your neighborhood street ranks? There’s now an online map for that.

The City of Durham Public Works Department has compiled a new map displaying the 2018 pavement condition index (PCI) rating of 780 miles of City-maintained streets. The map, now available on the City’s website, is searchable by street name. A report by the department summarizing the condition of Durham’s streets is also available on the City’s website

A PCI study is generally performed every four-to-five years to assess the condition of streets and develop pavement repair recommendations. The PCI ratings range from 0-100, with zero representing very poor pavement conditions and 100 being a newly paved street. These PCI ratings, in combination with other data, field investigations and engineering judgment, will now be used to develop the City’s annual asphalt maintenance program

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Durham Seeks Outreach Team Participants for New Comprehensive Plan

June 28 Deadline to Apply to Help Guide Equitable Engagement Process;

Nomination Forms Now Available Online and in Hard Copy in English and Spanish

DURHAM, N.C. – Do you care about the future of Durham? Do you want to make sure that community voices are heard in shaping Durham’s future development? An opportunity is now available to work with City-County staff to engage all parts of the Durham community in developing a new Comprehensive Plan.

A comprehensive plan is the broadest policy document a community can create. It is the one effort that links all the important aspects of a community—land use, housing, transportation, natural environment, etc.—in one policy document. As the Durham City-County Planning Department begins to update its 13-year-old plan, community and stakeholder involvement in this process will be critical and the department is forming a group to help engage all parts of the community on how to guide future growth and development in equitable, organized, efficient, and sustainable ways.

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Parks with Purpose East Durham Telegram June

Parks with Purpose is hosting The Academy for students between the ages of 8 to 16 years of age. This is a free half-day workshop and lunch is will be provided. Click here to learn more.

Playground Update: Lakeview Park