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Highland CBCR Grant

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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 Spartanburg will plan and implement an innovative community-based strategy that will decrease violent crimes and gun-related activity in targeted spots within the Highland Neighborhood. The City and its partners intend to accomplish the following goals and objectives: (1) build the capacity of the anchor community organization, The Bethlehem Center, through creation or selection of a community quarterback that will coordinate development and other activities during and post grant completion; (2) create a process that is clearly transparent and streamlines information sharing with the city police, City of Spartanburg, residents, and stakeholders; (3) reduce violent crime in the Highland Neighborhood, specifically gang and gun offenses; (4) continue to identify crime drivers to assist with strategic planning; (5) increase mutual trust of city police and Highland residents; and (6) increase safe and affordable housing as well as develop new economic opportunities.

Date Created: November 2, 2020