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File #: 40368    Version: 1 Name: 2015 USDOJ Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant $155,522
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/9/2015 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 11/3/2015 Final action: 11/3/2015
Enactment date: 11/5/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00842
Title: Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept a FY2015 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant award in the amount of $155,522 and to utilize these funds to support the Raymond Road Corridor Neighborhood Public Safety Planning Project; and amend budgets accordingly
Sponsors: Matthew J. Phair, Maurice S. Cheeks

Fiscal Note

MPD staff time spent related to this grant will be covered with existing resources.  There is no impact on the levy.

 

Title

Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept a FY2015 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant award in the amount of $155,522 and to utilize these funds to support the Raymond Road Corridor Neighborhood Public Safety Planning Project; and amend budgets accordingly

 

Body

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program is a part of the President's larger Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) that supports local communities in developing place-based strategies to change neighborhoods of distress into neighborhoods of opportunity; and

 

WHEREAS, recognizing that interconnected solutions are needed in order to resolve the interconnected problems existing in distressed communities, BCJI is designed to provide neighborhoods with coordinated federal support in the implementation of comprehensive place-based strategies to effectively reduce and prevent crime by connecting this support to broader comprehensive neighborhood revitalization efforts. This coordinated federal support includes integrated training and technical assistance resources for federal grantees involved in planning a neighborhood revitalization project; the coordination and alignment of performance metrics and reporting requirements across agencies; and

 

WHEREAS, the goal of BCJI is to improve community safety by designing and implementing effective, comprehensive approaches to addressing crime within a targeted neighborhood as part of a broader strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization through cross-sector community-based partnerships; and

 

WHEREAS, the BCJI Program may fund implementation of particularly successful planning process strategies, up to $1,000,000; and

 

WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department submitted an application on behalf of its community partners, to  use planning funds to: identify, verify, and prioritize crime hot spots within an identified neighborhood; work with cross-sector partners/management team to develop a strategy, drawing on a continuum of approaches to address crime drivers; pursue community partnerships and leadership, building support to ensure the community and residents are active in the process; collaborate regularly with a research partner and the community to conduct analysis of crime drivers and an assessment of needs and available resources; and support planning and proactive outreach to garner new and/or leverage resources or funding, necessary to implement strategies identified in the strategic plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the Southwest neighborhoods along the Raymond Road Corridor, including Teresa Terrace, Balsam-Russett, Meadowood, Greentree, Orchard Ridge and Prairie Hills, as are Falk and Orchard Ridge Elementary Schools and Meadowood and Teresa Terrace neighborhood Centers, have been identified as an area with crime hot spots and in need of revitalization; and

 

WHEREAS, the initial organizational partners (to be expanded) for Raymond Road Corridor Neighborhood Public Safety Planning Project include:

                     Madison Police Department (fiscal agent)

                     Common Wealth Development (project manager)

                     Dr. Kimberly A. Hassell, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (researcher)

                     Teresa Terrace Neighborhood Center / Wisconsin Youth Company

                     Meadowood Neighborhood Center

                     Mellowhood Foundation

                     The Road Home

                     Joining Forces for Families

                     Madison Metropolitan School District

                     Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Church

                     Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

                     Meadowood and Prairie Neighborhood Associations

                     City of Madison Neighborhood Resource Teams

                     Meadowridge Library; and

 

WHEREAS, neighborhood residents, MPD, Common Wealth Development, neighborhood centers, public schools, faith institutions and other nonprofit and public agencies will jointly plan an 18-month comprehensive neighborhood safety strategy to enhance and improve crime reduction and prevention efforts to achieve measurable objectives:

 

                     Support emerging neighborhood leaders who will help build social cohesion and collective efficacy within the community

                     Improve public safety through building trust and collaborative problem-solving among MPD officers, residents and community organizations

                     Create a durable framework of residents and community organizations to support grassroots leadership and sustain momentum

                     Identify action projects to meet a community goal using available and leveraged resources to achieve them to achieve positive improvements; and

 

WHEREAS, neighborhood resident leaders will receive a small stipend and small action projects will be implemented to achieve resident-determined goals.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the the Mayor and Chief of Police are authorized to accept an FY2015 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant award in the amount of $155,522. [$106,122 31102-54820; $48,000 31102-54810; $1,400 31102-54520; ($155,522) 31102-49123]

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any grant funds received are appropriated to the Madison Police Department to be used for the purposes of the grant.

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Finance Department and the Police Department are authorized to establish and/or maintain accounts as required for the administration of the grant funds.