Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $499,999)
The Police Executive Research Forum proposes the “National Training and Technical Assistance Project on Reducing Violent Crime” to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to criminal justice system agencies who request TTA in response to the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP’s) Violent Crime Reduction Playbook. The TTA purpose is to enhance the capacity of local jurisdictions to reduce violent crime and promote community trust. Project activities include: a review of OJP’s resource inventory on violent crime reduction; the maintenance of a Violent Crime Reduction Playbook Webpage; dissemination of the Playbook and TTA opportunities; delivery of virtual and on-site TTA; and the development of Assessment Briefs and Strategic Plans for TTA recipients. The expected outcome of the TTA is that local jurisdictions will implement at least one of the evidence-based strategies included in the Playbook. The intended beneficiaries of the TTA are key local stakeholders including, but not limited to, police, prosecutors, city officials, and community-based organizations.