“How will we keep this going when our funding runs out?” This is a question that is – or perhaps should be – top of mind for leaders of any new initiative from Day 1. For place-based crime reduction efforts like those supported by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI), there may be many paths to “sustainability”, some of which emphasize cultivating non-traditional funding sources and others which highlight the importance of partnerships and community engagement.
Join LISC and BCJI leaders for a discussion about linking crime reduction efforts to comprehensive community development initiatives, and the implications for sustaining specific projects and programs that enhance public safety and community-police relations. Speakers from Providence, Rhode Island will share how their BCJI project emerged from a broader community planning process and how other streams of revenue helped to build on the safety work. Speakers from San Bernardino will discuss how the BCJI project spurred the launch of a Neighborhood Transformation Collaborative to align and leverage resources for a more complex, cross-sectoral approach to community change. Practitioners from multiple sectors involved in community building and safety efforts will benefit from the discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the presenters during the webinar. There is no registration fee or cost to participate.
· Captain Dean Isabella, Providence Police Department (Providence, RI)
· Tina Shepard, Director of Community Initiatives, One Neighborhood Builders (Providence, RI)
· Sandra Espadas, Regional Director, Institute for Public Strategies (San Bernardino, CA)
· Jake Cowan, Principal, Jake Cowan Consulting (Chicago, IL)
About the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program: The Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is supporting data-driven, comprehensive responses to crime in some of the country’s most troubled communities through the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program.