Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative Rural Roundtable VI: Evidence Management and Retention Best Practices

This Rural Roundtable, hosted by the National Policing Institute (NPI), the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), is a collaborative, peer networking opportunity for Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) grantees to discuss evidence management and retention best practices. Chief Ken Clary shares key considerations from his experience managing,…

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Community Based Violence Intervention & Prevention Initiative (CVIPI) and Rural Opportunities Webinar

This event introduced the Community Based Violence Intervention & Prevention Initiative (CVIPI) and related Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) support available through LISC. Participants also learned about the experiences of rural CVIPI practitioners from fellow RVCRI program grantees. Presenters Ryan Samuelson, Senior Program Officer, LISC Safety & Justice Dr. Paul Smokowski, Executive Director, North Carolina Youth Violence…

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Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative Rural Roundtable V: Developing Structures for Community Engagement

The Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) provides resources to rural and tribal jurisdictions seeking to address specific crime problems. RVCRI-funded sites utilize a multi-disciplinary team to identify and prioritize crime challenges and specific places and populations to direct grant resources. While unique to each site, crime reduction approaches include a mix of evidence-based and…

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Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative Rural Roundtable IV: Engaging with Persons in Crisis

This Rural Roundtable, hosted by the National Policing Institute (NPI), the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), is a collaborative, peer networking opportunity for Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) grantees to discuss engaging with persons in crisis. NPI Senior Program Manager Mike Hatch shares lessons from his experience…

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Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative 2022 Annual Report

During the 2022 calendar year, the Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) team, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and supported by the National Policing Institute (NPI), the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the Institute’s partner, the Small and Rural Law Enforcement Executives Association (SRLEEA) planned, launched,…

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Introduction to Rural Community and Economic Development Webinar

Through this presentation, participants learned about the Rural LISC approach to community and economic development. Participants also learned about the range of potential partners for this work and how they could be of value and assistance to rural law enforcement agencies. Participants heard from the Tamaqua community and their use of community development principles and…

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Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative Rural Roundtable III: Data Driven Strategies to Address Violent Crime

The Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) provides resources to rural and tribal jurisdictions seeking to address specific crime problems. RVCRI-funded sites utilize a multi-disciplinary team to identify and prioritize crime challenges and specific places and populations to direct grant resources. While unique to each site, crime reduction approaches include a mix of evidence-based and…

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