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Reducing Gang Crime via Technology

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $700,000)

Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI), Purpose Area 1: Supporting Innovation, provides resources to support projects to implement and test innovative approaches to operational challenges and violent crime reduction. SPI grant recipients will develop innovative, data-driven approaches to challenges currently confronting law enforcement agencies. Recipients must: 1) describe the innovative, data-driven approach to be implemented; 2) create an action plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the approach; 3) identify a specific violent crime problem to address; 4) develop a prevention, mitigation, or response strategy to address the problem; 5) evaluate the project; and 6) assess and report the results to BJA for public availability. The evaluation design must include outcome measures capable of informing a credible assessment of the effectiveness of the strategies.

SCSO will use a selected platform to analyze inmate call data and use it to mitigate gang crime and violence. The anticipated outcomes include:
• Mitigated or prevented gang violence before it occurs
• Identification of gang members in facilities and prevention of facility violence
• Disruption of criminal gang activity conducted from jail phones
• Leads for solving open investigations into violent crimes
• Increased rates of solved cases and lower crime rates, resulting in higher levels of trust from the communities afflicted with violent gang crime. CA/NCF

Date Created: November 2, 2020