Community Organizing

BHCA believes safety is a critical component of any vibrant community. As part of our Public Safety initiative, BHCA is the lead agency for the “Community Based Crime Reduction” (CBCR) program, administered by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. This program supports data-driven, comprehensive, and community-oriented strategies to reduce crime and spur community revitalization. To implement the CBCR initiative, BHCA developed the Community Organizers for Residential Engagement (C.O.R.E.) Team. This group of youth leaders ages 18-25 years old are learning to utilize community organizing strategies to address public safety and improve community/ police relations, in order to reduce crime in north Hartford. CBCR is in collaboration with the City of Hartford, Hartford Police Department, Central CT State University (CCSU), and other community stakeholders. 

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