The Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Program supports Department of Justice priorities to reduce serious and violent crime, including gun violence; dismantle gang activity; and strengthen local capacity to combat drug abuse. CBCR helps communities build trust and support law enforcement agencies working with these communities by integrating enforcement strategies into community-based crime reduction efforts and using this information to understand and target the issues.
CBCR is a strategic approach to crime reduction that leverages community knowledge and expertise by focusing enforcement efforts on neighborhoods where crime is concentrated, or crime “hot spots.” These neighborhoods face a range of challenges which cause their crime problems, so CBCR employs a multifaceted approach that addresses their roots in order to generate long-term impacts.
Number of Awards: 12
Total Amount Awarded: $11,429,096