Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction

Sites in Planning

CBCR sites do intensive planning, typically over the course of about a year, in a collaborative process involving research partners, diverse cross sector partners and residents.

Major activities include:

  • Convening a management team of leaders from law enforcement, municipal agencies, community development organizations, service providers and neighborhood groups
  • Working with researchers to examine spatial and temporal crime patterns; physical, economic and social conditions around hot spots; and community perceptions of crime and law enforcement
  • Engaging residents to help define problems, execute “early action” projects, select long-term strategies and prepare for implementation
  • Investigating evidence-informed practices relevant to local problems
  • Selecting appropriate implementation strategies

 

The following sites are currently engaged in planning. At the close of this process, they will produce Implementation Plans that summarize their analysis and describe specific research-informed strategies to reduce crime and spur revitalization.

CBCR Planning Guide

​Guidelines for CBCR planning, including suggested milestones and required Implementation Plan elements.  

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Planning for Sustainability Worksheet

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CBCR Graduates

Read about sites that have completed their CBCR planning and graduated from the program. 

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