Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction

Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction


October 16, 2017 - The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in collaboration with LISC, announces that BCJI will now be known as "Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction" or CBCR.  BJA undertook this rebranding initiative to emphasize the administration’s focus on providing new and effective responses to pressing crime challenges. Further, the name emphasizes the program’s focus on a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to reducing neighborhood level crime.

Safety is a critical component of a vibrant community, every bit as important as quality affordable housing, good jobs, and high performing schools.  All people deserve to feel that it is safe for their children to walk to school or play in the local park, to shop in local stores, and to enjoy other neighborhood amenities. Safety is also critical to attracting new homeowners and businesses to neighborhoods where such investments can be catalysts for revitalization.

Across the country, in neighborhoods with persistent crime problems, the Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) program administered by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance supports data-driven, comprehensive and community-oriented strategies to reduce crime and spur revitalization.

Latest News

Read summaries from the field and learn more about the CBCR program in our latest update.  

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CBCR Site Expansion

BJA and LISC welcome 13 New Sites to the CBCR Program.

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Federal Innovation Exchange

CBCR was featured in an Innovation Exchange – an event for federal government staff involved in place-based work. See the slides from the presenters, including Dayton Police and community leaders.  

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Site Feature: Denver, Colorado

On Denver’s Northwest Side, Commander Paul Pazen helps his police officers be their best with a series of programs that build both understanding of the community in which they serve and relationships with its residents.

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USA Today op-ed

In a forceful op-ed, Maurice Jones, LISC CEO, and Jim Bueermann, a former police chief, show how investing in authentic police-community partnerships and neighborhood renewal is imperative for a safer, healthier country. 

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Recent Webinar

Listen to seasoned CBCR sites discuss how they are working to sustain their cross-sector safety partnerships

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The DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance is supporting data-driven, comprehensive responses to crime in some of the country’s most troubled communities through CBCR.

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