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Cuyahoga County Violence Intervention Program

Award Information

Award #
2020-HO-BX-0003
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$750,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $750,000)

The Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision Program provides state and local parole and probation agencies with information, resources, and training and technical assistance to improve responses to offender behavior in accordance with the principles of swiftness, certainty, and fairness to prevent recidivism and reduce crime in their jurisdictions. The overall purpose of the SCF Program is to expand those principles and test new implementations of SCF responses to increase probation and parole success rates. Additionally, the SCF Program seeks to reduce the number of crimes committed by those under probation and parole supervision, which would in turn reduce crime, decrease admissions to prisons and jails (in a safe, responsible manner), and save taxpayer dollars. The SCF Program is part of BJA's Innovations in Public Safety portfolio, also known as the "Innovations Suite." BJA's Innovations Suite of programs invests in the development of practitioner-researcher partnerships that use data, evidence, and innovation to create strategies that are effective and economical. This data-driven approach enables jurisdictions to understand the full nature and extent of the crime challenges they are facing and to direct resources to the highest priorities. The Innovations Suite of programs represents a strategic approach that leverages innovative applications of analysis, technology, and evidence-based practices with the goal of improving performance and making America safer. The recipient will use funds to reduce gun-related crime, violence, and recidivism by merging the swift, certain, and fair principles with a trauma-informed approach that will connect probationers with trauma-informed resources, services, and supports. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020