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Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation FY 2015 Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,999,965)

The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Training and Technical Assistance partner will help lead place-based, community-oriented efforts to prevent and reduce crime and improve the quality of life of residents in the community. The Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) provider will provide ongoing TTA to Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) implementation grantees who will plan and implement a place-based, community-oriented crime strategy in a targeted neighborhood and to BCJI enhancement grantees who will enhance an existing community-based initiative by designing and implementing a place-based community-oriented crime strategy in a targeted neighborhood as a component of a broader neighborhood revitalization strategy. The TTA provider will also provide limited assistance to a group of unsuccessful applicants to assist them in building capacity to leverage future resources and develop broadly available resources for the field to share the knowledge leveraged from BCJI. These TTA activities for grantee sites will include assisting with an analysis of the crime in each community, engagement of residents, and refinement of strategies during an initial planning period; supporting the cultivation of cross-sector partnerships; providing ongoing support to the research partnership to ensure the sites effectively use data, research, and innovation to support the development of each grantee's comprehensive crime strategy; helping communities leverage resources and create sustainability plans; and assisting with the collection and use of outcomes and outcome data.

BCJI is part of the Administration's larger Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) that supports local and tribal communities in developing place-based strategies by seeking to align federal housing, education, justice, and health programs with the overarching goal of transforming neighborhoods of concentrated poverty into neighborhoods of opportunity. The U.S. Department of Justice will model the breakdown of funding silos by coordinating federal efforts and encouraging grantees to coordinate their local efforts with programs and services provided by other federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury). BCJI TTA activities are likely to be coordinated with federal interagency work and TTA activities.

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will deliver the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) FY 2015 Training and Technical Assistance Program to support collaborative efforts to reduce crime and improve community safety as part of a comprehensive strategie to advance neighborhood revitalization. LISC's efforts will focus on (1) Community engagement focused on building resident involvement and trust; (2) Research-practitioner partnerships and sustainability; (3) Cross-sector partnerships and sustainability; and (4) Integrated crime reduction with revitalization. Expert support by LISC and partners will be deployed through individual TTA, group meetings, educational sessions, and distance learning. LISC will also produce materials highlighting BCJI strategies, site accomplishments, and results for the general public.


Date Created: September 30, 2015