Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $915,038)
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 Newark Community Street Team (NCST) is Newark's community-based violence reduction initiative. NCST's objectives under this grant include: further reduce aggravated assaults and robberies in the South Ward by implementing a targeted crime reduction strategy based on data and partnership work; expand the number of residents participating in its public safety forums so they can bring their concerns and solution ideas about safety in their neighborhoods; expand the communitys understanding of public safety policy and civic engagement through participation in its Community Sentinels program, providing resident participants with conflict mediation skills and trauma-informed approaches so that they act as a complement to law enforcement public safety efforts; and support victims by connecting them with healing services via Victims of Crime Compensation Office application support, mentoring, counseling, and therapeutic service provision/referrals.