April 18, 2019


CBCR – 6 Month Update

In October 2018, the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office was awarded a $1,000,000 Bureau of Justice Assistance grant for Community-Based Crime Reduction. The project funds building a Leadership Council of community members and organizers, hiring a community prosecutor, and providing subgrants for various initiatives — all with the goal of reducing crime in Albuquerque’s International District. In the last six months, the Leadership Council was convened and has met regularly, developing five working groups focused on key topic areas: Kids & Families, Economic Development, Infrastructure, Behavioral Health, and Law Enforcement. The Leadership Council has been making a concerted effort to engage diverse voices in the council, including immigrants and refugees, elders, and young people (see TLA Visit). Currently, the body is in the process of planning an Early Action Project to build community capacity to be completed in the summer of 2019.