Violent crime is on the rise in many jurisdictions, including rural communities. Rural law enforcement agencies are left to tackle these issues, often with a decreasing tax base, personnel shortages, expansive geographic territory, and lack of access to medical treatment that can make violent crimes more fatal than in urban settings.
The Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI), funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and supported by the National Policing Institute and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), provides grants and training and technical assistance (TTA) support to law enforcement agencies addressing violent crime challenges in rural areas.
During this webinar, attendees will:
- Learn about the RVCRI, including a program overview and how to apply, if interested
- Hear from current RVCRI grantees on how they are using RVCRI funds and assistance to address violent crime challenges in their rural communities
- Identify promising practices that other agencies and departments are engaging in
- Have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters
This webinar will be hosted virtually by Justice Clearinghouse. Registration is required, accessible here: https://www.justiceclearinghouse.com/webinar/rural-violent-crime-reduction-initiative-diminishing-crime-one-community-at-a-time/?source=npi
This webinar will target rural law enforcement and prosecutors.