Implementation of the SC2 pilot initiative in New Orleans began in September 2011, after an initial planning and assessment period earlier in the year. The SC2 team in New Orleans received clear direction from the mayor that his top priorities for the engagement were murder reduction and economic development. He additionally saw great potential for SC2 to facilitate a seamless local-state-federal government approach to identifying and overcoming barriers to economic development and to providing government services to citizens.
This profile summarizes the first 18 months of the SC2 pilot in New Orleans, from September 2011 through March 2013. The profile describes the local context, membership of the SC2 team, the local stakeholders the team worked with, how the team worked, and the activities and accomplishments to which the team contributed.