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CBCR Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $999,958)

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 complexity of violence underlies the need for a strategic, coordinated approach. This CBCR grant will allow the grantee to design such an approach, expand its network of partners, and implement desperately needed programming to restore public safety in the communities most impacted by gun violence. The goal of this program is to restore public safety to Kansas City neighborhoods experiencing high levels of gun violence through a coordinated, multi-agency, community response. This grantee is utilizing an integrated approach to reducing gun violence through enforcement (hotspotting), technology (street cameras, license plate readers [LPRs]), epidemiology, and community engagement. Over the grant period, the partners will identify and verify chronic crime hot spots within the target neighborhood, working with law enforcement, the Unified Government Health Department, the Unified Government Data Team, University of Kansas Medical Center research, and police department crime analysts.


Date Created: November 2, 2020