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Project HOPE

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,000,000)

The Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program (CBCR) supports local and tribal communities to effectively target and address violent crime issues in distressed, high-crime neighborhoods through coordinated cross-sector approaches that are linked with broader neighborhood revitalization efforts.

The goal of CBCR is to reduce crime, increase trust, and improve community safety as part of a comprehensive strategy to rebuild and revitalize neighborhoods. Through a broad cross-sector partnership team, including neighborhood residents, CBCR grantees target neighborhoods with hot spots of violent and serious crime and employ data-driven, cross-sector strategies to accomplish this goal.

Through community engagement, education, and a collaborative effort to move as many homeless individuals and families into housing with comprehensive services, the Homeless Outreach Proactive Engagement Crime Reduction and Housing Project (Project HOPE) seeks to reduce crime in the target area as well as obtain a better understanding of the root causes of homelessness and related crime. The goal of Project HOPE is to reduce violent, drug-related, and vagrancy crime related to homelessness. Using the Housing First model, Project HOPE will contract for case management services and leverage housing resources in the community in an effort to reduce homelessness. Newman University will use crime statistics from the Wichita PD and homeless statistics from the Homeless Management Information System provided by the regional continuum of care, Impact ICT, to evaluate overall crime levels and the criminal activities of those housed through the program before, during, and after the project.

Date Created: November 2, 2020