Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $500,000)
The Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated (FI) Program is funded under the Edward Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation program and a carve out from the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program that is aimed at combating extraordinary or precipitous increases in crime. The FI Program furthers the Departments mission by trying new approaches, addressing gaps in responses, building or translating research knowledge, or building capacity to address the issues that bring fresh perspectives and ideas to enhance practices and prevent crime in the field.
The Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) will utilize grant funds to develop and deliver Measuring What Matters: Building Trust and Legitimacy (MWM), a comprehensive national initiative. This initiative will include the development of a replicable, national MWM model constructed via data collected from law enforcement; the development of a corresponding MWM Toolkit and the initiation of an MWM Online Resource Center; as well as facilitating a series of three MWM Collaborative Community Forums. The goals of the project are to advance the integration and impact of the Pillar One: Building Trust and Legitimacy recommendations. CA/NCF