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CBCR Program

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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.

The City of Madison's Steering Committee’s vision is: “Downtown Madison is a safe, healthy, thriving great place to live, work, play, and visit,” and its goals are to build community cohesion and reduce crime within the target area. Through a 2-year Violence Reduction Initiative, the target area will be the clarion to establishing a place-based strategy to better integrate crime control efforts with revitalization strategies. The Steering Committee will organize an advisory council to focus on analyzing current problems, available and needed assets, mechanisms for improving public safety, perceptions of safety, and neighborhood cohesion. This initiative hopes to build on the vision developed through community efforts to engage the community, Madison PD, and other government and community-based partners in identifying and implementing non-arrest approaches to reduce victimization and offending in long-term crime hot spots. CA/NCF

Date Created: November 2, 2020