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Biannual Grantee Feedback Report, April-September 2015: Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program

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Date Published
July 2016
7 pages
This biannual report (April-September 2015) prepared by the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) enables grantees under the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program to compare their project's reported performance measurement data to the BCJI program as a whole.
BCJI is one of the Department of Justice's signature programs under the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, which is the Obama Administration's investment in place-based comprehensive efforts to create more opportunities for children and families across the housing, education, public safety, and health sectors. The BCJI projects focus on reducing crime and improving community safety as part of a comprehensive strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization goals. Through a broad cross-sector partnership team that includes residents, BCJI sites target neighborhoods that have "hot spots" of violent and serious crime, using data-driven, collaborative strategies to reduce crime and violence. This report indicates that the number of community-resident members involved in planning activities for the period April-September 2015 increased 52 percent (to 340) compared to the previous 6 months. During the same period, the number of new partnerships between BCJI programs and community groups more than doubled, with the average grantee creating 16 new partnerships. Grantees held just over 1,500 community meetings, an increase of more than 60 percent. Eighty-six percent of grantees reported that they sustained at least some program efforts, similar to 84 percent of the projects during the previous 6 months. A table shows the number of active awards, total amount of active awards, and total amount awarded for each fiscal year from 2012-2015. 7 tables and 2 figures