Joel Glenn, Chairmen
Joel Glenn, Chairmen

One Safe Place, formerly known as the Safe City Commission, is a comprehensive crime prevention agency devoted to preventing crime and violence in Tarrant County's neighborhoods, schools and homes.

One Safe Place is a multi-disciplinary team under ONE ROOF.

The core concept is to provide ONE PLACE where victims can go to talk to an advocate, create a safety plan, speak with law enforcement, seek legal assistance and access other social services.


Respect - We respect the dignity and worth of all individuals, fostering a culture characterized by collaboration, diversity and empowerment
Service – Community support, resources, comprehensive service, with empathy and compassion to all individuals. 
Safety – Provide a safe environment; strive to provide an open and inviting environment that welcomes all people. 
Excellence – Commitment, quality, top level customer services.



  • Safe City Commission is formed as an umbrella crime prevention agency and merges with the Fort Worth Citizens Bike Patrol Support Group. Original programs included Imagine No Violence, Crime Stoppers, Safe City Fort Worth and the Bike Patrol Support.


  • New programming, including youth mentoring and professional training and education is added.


  • Focus group study of Fort Worth gang members is commissioned. Among other findings, the study identified a link between gang membership and growing up in a violent home.


  • Program is established to provide intervention services for children who witness violence.


  • Safe City Commission leads strategic planning to explore the establishment of a family justice center to serve Tarrant County.


  • Safe City Commission opens the One Safe Place Family Justice Center in temporary facilities.


  • The first Camp Hope Texas is held, hosting 41 campers.


  • Safe City Commission is awarded its first Project Safe Neighborhoods grant.


  • The One Safe Place Family Justice center moves into its permanent home, becoming the largest and most comprehensive family justice center in the world. Safe City Commission begins conducting all of its business under the name "One Safe Place".

Board Leadership

Joel Glenn, Chair - VP & Director of Security, Bass Companies
Rhoda Bernstein - Civic Leader
Mike Berry - President, Hillwood Properties
Tim Carter - President & CEO, Southside Bank
Dyann Daley, MD 
Dan Feehan - President & CEO, Cash America
Lisa Fortson - Civic Leader
Kevin Gullatt - Director of Risk Management, Bass Companies
Adele Johnson - Civic Leader
Dee Kelly, Jr - President & Director, Kelly, Hart & Hallman
Rosa Navejar - President, The Rios Group
Len Roberts - Chairman & CEO, Retired, Radio Shack
Matthew Rose - Executive Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway
Sheila Underwood - Director of Patient Access Management, Texas Health Huguley Hospital 

Image of Fort Worth next to list of board of directors for One Safe Place