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NCJ Number: 250593 Find in a Library
Title: Diagnostic Analysis of the City of Rockford, IL: Opportunities for Evidence-Based Technical Assistance
Corporate Author: Booz Allen Hamilton
United States of America

Institute for Intergovernmental Research
United States of America

CNA Analysis & Solutions
United States of America
Date Published: September 2015
Page Count: 63
Sponsoring Agency: Booz Allen Hamilton
McLean, VA 22101
CNA Analysis & Solutions
Alexandria, VA 22311
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
Tallahassee, FL 32317
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: GS-23F-9755H
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an executive summary of the training and technical assistance (TTA) provided by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP’s) Diagnostic Center to the City of Rockford, IL, based upon the city’s request for assistance in developing strategies that are data-driven and effective in reducing violent crime and heroin abuse while improving police-community relations.
Abstract: The areas where the Diagnostic Center provided TTA support were an assessment of the scope of violent crime and heroin abuse, an assessment of community-police relations, and an expansion of the city’s capacity for data-driven decisionmaking. Activities in each of these support areas are listed. The city and the Diagnostic Center have completed the diagnostic phase of the TTA package. This involved the collection and analysis of violent crime and gun-related data for the identification of patterns and trends. It also involved on-site interviews of criminal justice, public health, and community stakeholders. In addition, the diagnostic phase identified training and technical assistance to strengthen strategies for reducing violent crime, gun violence, heroin abuse, and improving community-police relations. Another component of the completed diagnostic phase was to determine what works in the community. This consisted of examining what makes a program or practice “evidence-based;” the evaluation and selection of the “best fit” practice or evidence-based model; and an assessment of the community and organizational readiness for various evidence-based programs and practices. The inputs and outputs of each of the diagnostic components are outlined. The next steps in the TTA package of the Diagnostic Center are to implement what works in the community and then assess how well it worked. The training and technical assistance plan is included in this report. Appended examples of youth violence prevention programs and strategies and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services resources
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug law enforcement training; Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Programs; Heroin; Illinois; Office of Justice Programs (OJP); OJP Resources; Police community relations; Police community relations programs; Technical assistance plans; Technical assistance reports; Technical assistance resources; Violent Crime
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