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City of Los Angeles: Community Law Enforcement and Recovery (CLEAR) Program and The Family Justice Center Expansion.County of Los Angeles: Crime Reduction and Public Safety Improvement Imitative.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $2,900,858)

The City of Los Angeles (City) proposes to further expand the Family Justice Center (FJC) and the County of Los Angeles and City propose to fund the Community Law Enforcement and Recovery (CLEAR) Program. The purpose of CLEAR is to facilitate the recovery of communities that have high levels of gang activity, to prosecute individuals arrested for gang-related crimes in CLEAR Sites, and to foster trust between community stakeholders and Law Enforcement agencies. CLEAR activities consist of deploying CLEAR teams to carefully selected communities with the highest amount of gang activity in the City, they then meet with community members to gather information regarding gang activity that they are aware of. Staff then intercept individuals who are committing these crimes and follow through with the pressing charges ultimately making the community a safer place for community stakeholders.

    The City proposes to bolster and centralize client advocacy and program oversight to maximize victim utilization of co-located services at the Central Bureau FJC, expanding victim safety, law enforcement investigation, and program service outcomes in City by: 1) Extending victim intake navigation advocacy, legal advocacy and service provision; 2) Enhancing implementation and oversight of domestic violence and sexual assault programs; 3) Enhancing evidence-based decision-making, assessment of victims safety and accountability 4) Enhancing Intimate Partner Violence training of law enforcement and multidisciplinary team partners; continued access to services for survivors with disabilities or Disabilities, Access Functional Needs (DAFN).

    Geographic focus: The project will be implemented locally in the City, which is 469 square miles and home to an ethnically diverse population of nearly 3.9 million. The geographic areas include: Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) 21 Divisions & Central FJC in LAPD’s Central Bureau: Central, Hollenbeck, Newton, Northeast, and Rampart Divisions. Project deliverables will be monitored as provided by the partner timeline.

Date Created: September 25, 2023