Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $257,449)
The Northern Ohio Violent Crime Consortium (NOVCC) 2022 PSN strategy is guided by data-driven decision making, collaboration, and implementation of evidence-based practices. All four PSN design features (community engagement, prevention and intervention, focused and strategic enforcement, and accountability) are included in the NOVCC strategy to varying degrees with focused and strategic enforcement included in all eight cities. In response to these issues and challenges, the NOVCC will use a range of targeted responses to create safer communities. In addition, NOVCC will continue to operate the Regional Crime Analysis Task Force (CATF) working collaboratively to produce a comprehensive picture of crime incidents through data-sharing, in-depth crime analysis, pattern identification, incident mapping and emerging crime trend recognition in order to reduce and respond to gang, gun, and other violent crime.
The eight NOVCC cities (Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Elyria, Lorain, Mansfield, Toledo, and Youngstown) will be the geographical focus of the PSN strategy supported by federal and state law enforcement and a variety of local government and non-profit agencies in each community. Grant funds will be used to implement evidence-based violence reduction demonstration projects, support CATF activities, oversee fiscal management and reporting, and collect data and evaluate NOVCC PSN activities.