In this project, we seek to answer the question: How would we design and assess criminal justice reforms if the concept of “safety” was truly being defined by communities themselves? We are partnering with Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI) and community-based organizations in three cities to generate participatory, “bottom-up” indicators of public safety. Through both interviews and focus groups with local leaders, community members, and non-profit organizations, we are constructing new metrics for how to evaluate reform. These metrics go beyond the absence of crime (which is frequently the sole way we evaluate criminal justice policies and practice), and aim to better reflect how the community understands the presence of safety, justice, and wellbeing. These metrics will ultimately be used in the measurement, design, and evaluation of public safety reforms undertaken by participating cities.