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NCJ Number: 251084 Find in a Library
Title: Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI) Overview
Corporate Author: Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
United States of America
Date Published: February 2017
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
New York, NY 10018
Grant Number: 2012-AJ-BX-K046
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Grants and Funding; Program/Project Description; Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a brief description of the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program’s (BCJI‘s) features and results.
Abstract: The BCJI, which is administered by the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), features data analysis to identify and address crime “hot spots,” community involvement in public safety strategies, community revitalization, and partnerships among criminal justice agencies and community entities in addressing public safety issues. The BCJI’s data-driven analysis of crime includes researcher-police cooperation in examining crime problems and monitoring the implementation and effects of crime-prevention and crime-control strategies. The community-oriented feature of BCJI promotes roles for residents in identifying crime problems, selecting strategies to prevent and counter it, and in creating safe and healthy environments. The revitalization component of BCJI addresses problem properties, unsafe streets and parks, unemployment, transportation barriers, and service gaps related to crime. BCJI’s building of partnerships emphasizes the expansion of public safety resources to include community agencies and services that can address various crime-related factors. In the 65 BCJI sites that have received a combined $42.4 million in grants since 2012, the following results have occurred: dramatic reductions in crime; new homes and businesses being built in neighborhoods previously considered unsafe; more collaboration between police and residents in solving problems; and more effective and efficient deployment of public resources.
Main Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents
Index Term(s): BJA Resources; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Byrne program evaluation; Crime control policies; Criminal justice system effectiveness; Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Programs
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