Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $635,241)
The Smart Policing Initiative seeks to build upon the concepts of offender-based and place-based policing and broaden the knowledge of effective policing strategies. The most convincing research demonstrates that place-based or hotspot policing reduces violent crime and neighborhood disorder. This initiative addresses the need for effective policing that requires a tightly focused, collaborative approach that is measurable, based on sound, detailed analysis and includes policies and procedures for accountability. This grant program seeks to build upon data-driven, evidence-based policing by encouraging state and local law enforcement agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime within their jurisdictions.
Through the Smart Policing Initiative, The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will address the issue of chronic criminal justice offenders with mental health disorders through the Chronic Consumer Mitigation Project (CCMP). The CCMP will consist of increased Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trainings for certified law enforcement first responders, CIT training for the Communication Center call takers, and the hiring of two Mental Health Navigators (Navigators).
- City of New Haven BJA Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative
- GET SAFE's FY23 Elopement Prevention and Response Education for at-risk individuals, community members, and law enforcement in the state of California.
- Direct care support by clinicians and peer advocates for women and other vulnerable populations, who are involved in the criminal justice system, who experience commercial sexual exploitation.