Jacobsville Crime Free Alliance
Recognizing neighborhood crime and safety were jeopardizing the success of Jacobsville redevelopment efforts, ECHO Housing Corporation under its Jacobsville Join In initiative applied for and received a $600,000 Byrne Criminal Justice Initiative (BCJI) Planning and Enhancement grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in 2013 to assist the Jacobsville community carry out core concepts through comprehensive research identifying crime “hot spots” and crime drivers; and utilizing evidence-based programs to impact neighborhood crime.
Working with community partners, including residents, stakeholders, local law enforcement, and other agencies Jacobsville Join In is leading an innovative, place-based initiative to reduce crime and improve public safety in Jacobsville. The project is known as the Jacobsville Crime Free Alliance.
Jacobsville Crime Free Alliance Program Partners
- ECHO Housing Corporation
- Jacobsville Join In
- Jacobsville Neighborhood Improvement Association
- Evansville Police Department Citizen’s Academy
- Evansville Police Department Crime Free Multi-Housing & Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
- Evansville Police Department
- Diehl Evaluation & Consulting Services
- The Evansville Christian Life Center
- Media Ministries Dream Center
- Youth First
- City of Evansville