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Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Implementation Plan Completion

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Implementation Plan (South Side Revitalization Project) has been completed by the project team, consisting of YNDC, Youngstown State University, and the Youngstown Police Department. The planning process analyzed crime data and engaged community members in a target area on the South Side of Youngstown in order to identify research-based strategies to reduce crime and improve neighborhood conditions. The plan identifies four primary initiatives to achieve these goals: 1) the small business safety initiative; 2) the residential property safety initiative; 3) the community empowerment initiative; and 4) the neighborhood revitalization initiative. The planning process was funded by Award No.2015-AJ-BX-0012 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, US Department of Justice. The project team recently submitted a final draft of the implementation plan along with an application for funding to implement cross-sector crime-reduction strategies. The plan is available for download below.