Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction

Graduated Sites - Implementation

After completing intensive planning, some CBCR sites are funded to pursue implementation of evidence-informed strategies to reduce crime and spur revitalization in and around hot spots. While strategies vary across sites based on their specific neighborhood needs, some common approaches include:

  • Targeted police foot and bike patrols
  • Focused deterrence strategies with high risk individuals and groups to reduce gun violence
  • Abatement and rehabilitation of vacant and problem properties
  • Blight reduction and beautification efforts following Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles
  • Wraparound service programs for at-risk youth, homeless individuals and people coming home from incarceration
  • Neighbor organizing and reclamation of community gathering places to enhance collective efficacy and community-police collaboration

Cross sector partners and residents are very active in implementation, particularly as CBCR leaders plan ahead for the sustainment of the work beyond the life of the federal grant. Researchers also remain involved to help monitor progress, identify unintended consequences and work with partners to revise strategies as needed.

The following sites have completed CBCR Implementation and graduated from the program, though many continue to convene partners and implement key programs with other resources.

CBCR Results

CBCR sites are reducing crime and blight and improving community-police relations

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