Several announcements around the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI):
Year 3 BCJI Funding Strategies Identified
Early last week, 83 McElderry Park residents voted to prioritize 6 of the 20 strategies identified by the community in 2013 as strategies that would lead to crime reduction. The 6 strategies that will be prioritized for funding in Year 3 of the BCJI Program are (1) cleanliness and sanitation, (2) education, (3) recreational spaces and programs, (4) workforce development, (5) mentoring, and (6) community building and organizing. You can see the specific implementation suggestions for each of these strategies on the list of crime reduction strategies in the attached “BCJI – List of Crime Reduction Strategies.”
Year 3 BCJI RFP Released
Below you will find the BCJI - Year 3 - Request for Proposal. All proposals are due by 5PM on Friday, April 10th and should be submitted electronically to me at Amy.Hartman@baltimorecity.gov. If you have any questions, please feel free to give Amy a call at 410-818-6387 or email me. We held information sessions last night and this morning and will hold a third session this Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30PM. Location to be announced.
McElderry Park Community Connections
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, an array of city agencies and services sent representatives to the McElderry Park neighborhood to provide resources to interested residents. The BCJI outreach team and #reconstruct #rebuild knocked on doors in the neighborhood to encourage folks to utilize the resources.
We want to hear your feedback on this process. This is the second year that a form of the “Community Connections” (formerly called a “Public Safety Initiative”) has come to the neighborhood. We want to know if the services and resources offered by agencies and other providers were of use to you. Please contact Amy Hartman or Daniel Atzmon at Daniel.Atzmon@baltimorecity.gov or 410-396-9521 to let us know your thoughts and suggestions as to what did and didn’t work and what could be improved upon. Please also let us know if there are any specific issues that we can follow up on.
Thank you for ongoing support and engagement as we move into Year 3 of the BCJI Program.