Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction

Builds Partnerships

Building Strong Cross Sector Partnerships

CBCR taps the resources of public, non-profit and community leaders to bring new approaches and resources to bear on longstanding crime challenges. 

  • Pursuing Collective Impact: Each site’s CBCR work is managed by a team of diverse, multi-sector partners who build a common vision and structure for collaboration and resource deployment.
  • Sustaining Comprehensive Approaches: From Day 1, CBCR sites pursue ways to build leadership structures, political support and resources to shore up the cross-sector, community-oriented and research-informed approach to crime prevention that the program champions.
  • Coordination and Leadership: Managing a cross-sector process with many moving parts is a demanding job. CBCR sites are codifying decision-making structures and communication systems to aid accountability and effectiveness.
Featured Resource

Looking for tips to sustain your partnership? Clarify roles and decision-making plans in a written agreement among partners.

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Smart Policing Collaboration Principles

This document presents ideas generated at three workshops as a series of Collaboration Principles – fundamental guidelines for how local jurisdictions should approach police-community collaboration.

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BCJI In Action

CBCR eaders in Evansville, Indiana have connected their public safety work to a broader comprehensive community development effort. The team driving that effort recently secured federal designation as a Promise Zone – a huge boon to their efforts to drive local revitalization.

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