The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program grant — part of the Obama Administration’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative — will provide $1 million over three years to help develop and implement sustainable crime prevention strategies that spur community engagement and development and promote health and safety. Kettering and Flint were one of only six communities nationally to receive the BCJI grants.
The grant encourages a wide cross section of partnerships and research collaborations among many universities, including Kettering University’s Computer Science department, the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice, the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Youth Violence Prevention Center and the University of Michigan-Flint’s Department of Health and Health Sciences and Department of Earth and Resource Science. MSU’s School of Criminal Justice will act as the lead research agent for the grant.
See full announcement here.