The JPRC has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) under its Reimagining Justice: Testing a New Model of Community Safety funding. This award provides the JPRC the opportunity to work in partnership with leaders in Greenville, South Carolina, to test an innovative approach to improving community safety for neighborhoods experiencing high rates of less serious and low-level criminal offenses. The JPRC will work in partnership with the mayor’s office, the police department, the local NAACP chapter, and the Sterling School for the next 3 years to lead the implementation of Voices of Informed Community Engagement for Safety (VOICES). This project will engage the community to assess needs and to enhance and evaluate a new community safety strategy in the Nicholtown neighborhood of Greenville.

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