The Mayor’s Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. The program has three key goals: reduce crime, increase mutual trust between law enforcement and community stakeholders, and improve public safety in Mid-westside Jacksonville neighborhoods (Grand Park, New Town, Durkeeville and LaVilla). Additionally, the Mayor’s Community Based Crime Reduction Program is committed to implementing initiatives that address economic and community development, education, housing, and health disparities in these neighborhoods.
Tackling crime should be strategic and a community-wide effort, so the Mayor’s Community Based Crime Reduction Program approach is innovative, data-driven and inclusive of guidance from community residents, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the CBCR Steering Committee and the CBCR Cross Sector Strategic Planning Team. The program’s Steering Committee and Cross Sector Team are comprised of leaders from local organizations who are directly involved in the ongoing work of holistically making our focus neighborhoods safer.
To date despite the pandemic, we have fed 375 families over 12,000 pounds of donated food worth $15,000 each month at our drive thru grocery distribution. We have hosted a plethora of community enrichment events such as healthy recipe cooking demonstrations that engages 250 residents and attracts 67 volunteers. We have also addressed blight concerns by conducting community cleanups that helped remove 500 pounds of trash. Additionally, law enforcement has performed safety audit tours that identified then repaired road hazards and abandoned homes as well as reduce violent crime threats in the target areas.
We have accomplished many milestones in our efforts but we need your help to charge on. We are requesting donations of essential school supplies to ensure our K-12th
grade students will have their best upcoming school year. We understand if you cannot donate school supplies so will gladly accept monetary gifts for snacks, book bags, hand sanitizer, face masks and gift cards.
We are honored and grateful to partner with you on this initiative to leave an indelible impact on your city and appreciate any assistance you can provide.
You are welcome to Visit our website
so you can stay abreast on program activities, volunteer opportunities, news, and enrichment events that impact quality of life in our city.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at CBCR@COJ.NET
All the Best,
Mayor’s Community Based Crime Reduction Program