The purpose of the ICA Umbrella Initiative is to promote CPTED as a viable crime prevention approach, to promote the knowledge of CPTED, and advance CPTED theory and practice through collaboration between 3 levels: Global (the ICA), Regional (ICA Regions), and ICA Chapters (associations, organizations representing nations, states, territories, various organizations...). We believe that a linked network of these three levels will foster exchange of knowledge, promote innovation, build CPTED community and overall, strengthen the field of CPTED. We consider diversity between the regions and nations a strength that will allow us to learn from each other and advance CPTED to improve safety, liveability and the quality of life for local communities.
The diagram below provides a schematic demonstration of these interlinked level and bi-directional communication channels:
For more information and the role of each level please see our Umbrella Structure document.
We invite associations, organizations and other entities with an interest in CPTED to apply to join us as an ICA Chapter and formalize this relationship. Please review the process below and contact us for more information if needed.
Process for associations, organizations and other eligible entities wishing to apply for ICA Chapter status
Step 1: Review Umbrella Structure documents
Please review the Umbrella Structure and accompanying documents (Strategic Plan Requirements for ICA Chapters, MOU/Agreement) before the development of the Strategic Plan to ensure understanding of expectations and obligations of ICA Chapters and to apply for type of chapter best suited for your organization. The Strategic Plan serves as an application for an official ICA Chapter status (either MOU Chapter or Affiliate Chapter).
If you are unsure what type of chapter is most appropriate for your organization, also review: What type of ICA Chapter should we apply for?
Step 2: Develop a Strategic Plan
A checklist serving as direction for the development of the Strategic Plan by specifying the critical questions that need to be addressed by prospective ICA Chapters can be found here: Strategic Plan Requirements for ICA Chapters.
Submit your Strategic Plan, which serves as an application to become an official ICA Chapter, here.
Step 3: Receive an MOU/Agreement for signing
Once the application to become an ICA Chapter on the basis of the submitted Strategic Plan and accompanying documentation has been reviewed and approved by the ICA, the applicant organization will be invited to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Agreement (depending on type of Chapter – MOU or Affiliate). When both parties sign the MOU or Agreement, the applicant becomes an official ICA Chapter.
To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies