U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

EGCOT: Evidence-Guided and Community-Oriented Training

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $2,041,906)

The Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program (CBCR) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program is designed to support the needs of the local CBCR sites (and others as requested by BJA) to ensure that local results are achieved through ongoing development and management of the CBCR Program. The objectives of the CBCR TTA Program are to proactively manage, facilitate, and support:

• Place-based, community-oriented strategies to effectively identify, assess, and target violent and serious crime hot spots or crime problems.

• Effective integration of law enforcement strategies into place- and community-oriented strategies.

• Collaborative partnerships and trust building among law enforcement, criminal justice system partners, and community members.

• A local planning process to clearly define crime drivers and to select a set of data-driven strategies that link directly to the identified crime drivers.

• The transition of local sites from planning to implementation phases and to design a process to track their progress using a structured implementation plan as each site’s roadmap.

• A broad base of strategies to address the drivers of crime, including not only crime prevention and enforcement but use of tools that can address conditions of distress and risk for residents in the community.

• Proactive engagement with current and future CBCR grantees to assess their progress, address challenges, and identify sustainable solutions.

• Cross-sector and community partnerships, particularly with criminal justice, community and economic development, and social service partners.

• Ongoing growth and refinement of the CBCR Program model to help achieve local site success.

In partnership with the University of Cincinnati (UC) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), IACP will work with broad coalitions in jurisdictions across the U.S. to implement place-based crime prevention and community revitalization strategies, with the long-term objective of reducing crime, increasing police-community trust, and creating safer neighborhoods for all residents. IACP’s goals focus on training participants on place-based criminal networks, fostering relationships between law enforcement and the residents they serve, and providing resources for communities to use to address their specific crime issues.

IACP plans to address the neighborhood safety concerns of sites that are experiencing increased violence and drug abuse. As local and tribal communities develop frameworks and strategies relevant to their needs and aspirations, IACP will work with subject matter experts and local stakeholders to create and disseminate site-tailored training and technical assistance (TTA). IACP, in partnership with UC and UNLV, will provide nationally recognized experts on place-based crime networks. IACP will also provide other experts on specific topics as requested by the sites. These partnerships support IACP and the sites with best practices and evidence-informed TTA. Moreover, by establishing community-police collaboration, communities will provide the necessary input to ensure TTA efficacy.

IACP will conduct joint needs assessments with CBCR sites to determine the best resources to provide them, which will inform the TTA that IACP develops. IACP in conjunction with its partners and local sites will create resources, training curricula, best practices, and other relevant tools designed for various audiences. IACP will also conduct multiple regional education sessions and create a web-based platform to foster peer-to-peer networking and information sharing.


Date Created: October 1, 2018