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. Visit our website to stay up-to-date on program activities as well as news, events, announcements and opportunities that impact crime and quality of life in our city.  

cbcr logo with colorful people icons and cityscapeTackling 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.

Coming Together To Make A Positive Change In Our Community
The Mayor’s Community Crime Reduction Program and the New Town Success Zone addressed food insecurity and women’s health at their grocery giveaway and Breast Cancer Awareness Community Impact Day!
November 07, 2022
20 volunteers distributed 10,103 pounds of provisions to 197 residents.  8 community partners conducted complimentary wellness checkups and delivered health care materials.
425 people were provided with 4,753 pounds of free shelf stable goods, health literacy, and medical services.
November 07, 2022
42 volunteers assisted the Mayor’s Community Crime Reduction Program and a coalition of change agents at the New Town Success Zone’s grocery giveaway and Sexual Health Awareness Community Impact Day! 
It was Christmas in July at the Annual New Town Success Zone Back to School Bash.
July 28, 2022
Families were provided with backpacks, books, school supplies, shelf stable goods, and medical services.
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“This community is not only a food desert but it’s a resource desert. We bring all the resources we can together on a regular basis,” New Town Success Zone Executive Director Mia Hobdy said.
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