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Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction

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This paper presents an overview of the U.S. Justice Department's grant program entitled "Innovation in Community Based Crime Reduction" (CBCR), which was formerly known as the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) program, and some activities of grantees under this program are described.
On October 16, 2017, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), which administered the BCJI program, announced the name change for this program to Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR). This rebranding of the initiative was done to emphasize BJA's focus on providing new and effective responses to pressing crime challenges. In addition, the name emphasizes the program's focus on a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to reducing crime at the neighborhood level. In neighborhoods with persistent crime problems across the nation, the innovations in the CBCR model support data-driven, comprehensive, and community-oriented strategies to reduce crime and spur revitalization. This web page provides online access to the CBCR program's latest update. Online access is also provided to a paper on policing under the CBCR model. This paper examines how police collaboration with local residents and organizations can build police legitimacy, trust, and quality of life in high-crime, high-poverty neighborhoods. Short case studies are provided for Battle Creek, Flint, Providence, and Seattle. Online access is provided to Dayton's 2012 CBCR Planning and Implementation grant. This grant pertains to a severe opioid-addiction problem in the community, which fueled much of the local crime. In addition, online access is provided to a case study of CBCR activities in Tampa, FL, which involved a multi-agency strategy that helped curb nuisance crimes associated with homelessness. Access is also provided to a series of CBCR webinars on how CBCR sites are working to sustain their cross-sector safety partnerships.