Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $621,863)
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 vision of Wellston Forward is a safe neighborhood in which all residents thrive. Wellston Forward will focus on three overarching goals: (1) increase communication and trust between law enforcement and residents; (2) implement hot spot efforts by identifying drivers of local crime and violence, coordinating local resources, and providing police technical data and analytical support to increase capacity to address crime and reduce violence; and (3) increase the capacity of residents and resident-led groups to engage in crime reduction activities. These goals will be achieved through the following main objectives: implement strategies developed in the approved action plan; build the capacity of residents to engage in crime problem-solving approaches; implement, evaluate, and modify strategies and redirect program activities as needed; continue to build trust between partners, including law enforcement and the community; and identify and develop sustainability strategies for long-term implementation.