The Neighborhood Opportunity Network currently contracts or partners with a host of unique community-based organizations in all seven NeON neighborhoods for services that run the gamut from mentoring to arts programs. Research first published in the American Sociological Review supports the connection between expanded community programming and reduced incarceration. The NeON is committed to building community centered collaborations that support the three main pillars of the NeON:
- Network: At the heart of the NeON is a network of partners – individuals and organizations, public and private – working together to improve public safety and promote the success of people on probation by working with them in neighborhood settings.
- Engage: NeON staff supervise and work with clients and their families in neighborhood settings to promote pro social life choices, attitude and behavior change, educational achievement, career advancement and active citizenship.
- Community Engagement: By working collaboratively with and within a network of partner organizations and individuals, the NeON aims to involve the community to find good solutions to complex client problems, strengthen community cohesiveness and capacity.