Urban High Crime Neighborhood Initiative
The Urban High Crime Neighborhood Initiative (UHCNI) is a 4-year grant initiative, begun in 2002, by the Office for Victims of Crime. UHCNI grants support selected agencies throughout the country to build the capacity of local victim service providers to meet the needs of victims in urban high-crime neighborhoods. Six of the original seven sites were refunded for Year 2. In November 2003, OVC convened a cluster meeting of the six grantees in Chicago, Illinois, to provide support and training and build team consensus and interaction. A second meeting in October 2004 brought grantees together to discuss site reports and review the Denver VS2000 case management system, grantee direct victim services, public awareness, resource development plans, program evaluation, and program sustainability.