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Community Safety Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Wyandotte County Community Foundation will partner and collaborate with the Greater Kansas City Local Initiatives Support Corporation (GKC LISC) to implement NeighborhoodsNOW, a comprehensive community safety program in urban core Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri. Wyandotte County Community Foundation and GKC LISC will implement sophisticated safety programs in communities by engaging current and new partner agencies in crime and safety efforts, by accelerating partnerships with the Kansas City Missouri and Kansas City, KS Police Departments, by investing in community organizing, and by prioritizing resident goals for their community. Investments will be made in programs and projects identified as priorities by neighborhood groups, residents and the police departments. The Wyandotte County Community Foundation will support police and neighborhood priorities such as the neighborhood prosecutor program, hot-spot cameras, youth-oriented safety programs, and re-entry and parole programs.


Date Created: February 2, 2012