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Rural Crime Reduction Project

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $299,955)

The proposed project targets all rural census tracts of Lancaster County, South Carolina, and is based on the most rigorous needs assessment conducted in county history. Three critical elements are proposed: formation of a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council; expanded Community Collaborations that include outreach fairs, neighborhood crime watches, public awareness campaign, and home visits conducted to over 900 households; and an evidence-based strategy (Risk Terrain Modeling) to conduct crime mapping of environmental factors linked with violent crime.

Date Created: September 27, 2023