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Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) provides funding and technical assistance to rural law enforcement agencies seeking to reduce violent crime and address associated problems. Funding and support are available for implementing violent crime reduction strategies, improving investigations, improving services to victims, and for enhancing collaboration between local stakeholders.

Training and technical assistance (TTA) providers include the National Policing Institute, partnered with the Small and Rural Law Enforcement Executives Association and Local Initiatives Support Corporation who support rural law enforcement agencies implementing and enhancing resources such as personnel, equipment, services, and analytical tools to address rural violent crime; document how personnel and/or resources will be used to reduce violent crime; and track outcomes to determine the impact each violent crime reduction strategy had on operations.

The RVCRI Team works with grantees to establish, implement, and measure the success of their strategies and strategic plans by:

  • Providing comprehensive recommendations to ensure key strategic elements are addressed.
  • Creating a repository of evidence-based best practices and communities of practice.
  • Supporting the establishment of clear data collection processes to measure outcomes.
  • Conducting regular meetings to track progress and identify TTA and peer learning opportunities.

Visit the main RVCRI website to access resources and learn more about this initiative and the opportunities available.

Date Created: August 14, 2023