Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $835,233)
Applicant Name and Project Title: City of Detroit: Build Public Trust and Reduce Violence in Detroit's 10th Precinct
City and State: Detroit, Michigan
Dollar Amount of Federal Funds Requested: $835,233
Evidence of US Attorney or Project Safe Neighborhoods Coordination: The City of Detroit and its Police Department (DPD), have collaborated with the USAO of Southeastern MI on multiple PSN and other targeted violence prevention initiatives that will provide models for the proposed project in DPD’s 10th Precinct. A support letter from the USAO is attached.
Identification of Target Area Boundaries, population of Target Area and zip codes:
The 10th Precinct is bounded by the John C Lodge Freeway (M-10) to the north, Wyoming St, W Jeffries Freeway (I-96), and Livernois Ave to the west, the City of Highland Park to the east, and both West Warren and West Grand Boulevard to the south. This area contains portions of zip codes 48204, 48206 and 48238.
The following census tracts in the Target Area as designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones: 26163530300, 26163553600, 26163532400, 26163532700, 26163532600.
Federal Funding: The target area receives no DOJ CBCR, DOE Promise Neighborhoods, HUD Choice Neighborhoods, HHS Community Health Center or Department of Treasury CDFI Funds.
Summary of plan to use and analyze data: Dr. Juli Liebler of the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU) will serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) and lead the Research Partner team for DPD’s 2021 BCJI grant. The RP team will support the efforts of the Cross-Sector Partnership to ensure a data-driven process focusing resources for maximum impact on public safety and the reduction of homicides, drug activity, non-fatal shootings, robberies, and related gun- and gang-violence. The activities will include providing research support for ongoing problem analysis, continuous assessment of the BCJI initiative, an outcome evaluation, and the preparation of interim and final evaluation reports. DPD will use the BJA’s Performance Measurement Tool to report on performance data.
Summary of Project Goals:
Convene Cross Sector Partnership to create and implement a CBCR Implementation Plan
Reduce crime in the target area by leveraging existing economic development plans and strengthening community partnerships
Increase safety through targeted enforcement
Strengthen community capacity, connectivity and support
Connect residents to workforce development opportunities
Identification of specific crime issues and/or problems to be addressed throughout the grant project: Non-fatal and fatal shootings in Detroit’s 10th Precinct will be addressed by this grant. While the annual total of Part 1 crimes dropped 23% from 2016-2020, non-fatal and fatal shootings have increased by 23% and 7% respectively. This trend is evidenced in DPD’s 10th Precinct, which has already experienced 59 non-fatal shootings year to date (a 34% increase for the precinct over last year) and 18 homicides (a 38% increase).
Project Coordinator: A full-time Project Coordinator will be hired and located at DPD’s 10th Precinct.
Other resources that will support BCJI Efforts: Services available through DPD’s community partner (Life Remodeled)’s Durfee Innovation Society will provide community residents with job training, financial planning and other human services. The Detroit Land Bank Authority’s vacant side lot, Own it Now and Rehabbed and Ready programs will provide mechanisms for homeowners and others to invest in and stabilize the community. The City of Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund will contribute to improvements in physical infrastructure and housing in the Russell Woods section of the target area.