You are working in the research unit of a foundation that awards grants to criminal justice agencies.
The foundation is interested in promoting inter-agency collaboration to address specific issues in criminal justice.
As part of the announcement of the availability of grant funds for this initiative you have been asked to provide a review of an recent (within the past 10 years) case depicting inter-agency collaboration and cooperation as factors in a criminal justice-related case outcome.
Your supervisor has outlined your work assignment as follows:
1. Search for a criminal justice website that is a repository for scholarly research to include case studies about collaborative efforts to resolve crime issues in a community. Website examples include (but not limited to):
The Center for Effective Public Policy
National Institute of Corrections
Center for Court Innovation
Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy
2. Find a detailed overview of a case study that utilized collaborative community and criminal justice resources to deal with a crime issue in that community.
3. Respond to the following questions:
1. Describe the collaborative initiative- location, date, what are the issues, who was involved with the solution?
2. What solutions were proposed? Be detailed-
3. What were the results? Be detailed-
4. What partner do you feel was most impactful to the solution?
5. What partner do you feel was least impactful to the solution?
6. How could the outcome of the collaboration been improved?
b. Note, while these questions will be helpful is developing a project paper outline, the paper itself should be presented as a narrative.
4. Complete Case Study 2 in the following format:
• A minimum of three (3) full maximum five (5) full pages of narrative text
• Respond to the six questions in item 3 above
• Narrative and Resource page citations must be done in the American Psychological Association (APA) format (resource will be the case study you find)
• A cover page (not included in the page count)
Name of the student
• All other pages will be double-spaced, 1 inch margin, 12 font.
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Seattle’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program was a pre-booking diversion initiative that was piloted in the mixed residential and commercial neighborhood of Belltown situated in the north end of Seattle’s downtown core. According to Beckett (2014), LEAD was the first known program of this kind and its primary target was people arrested on narcotics and prostitution charges. The initiative was launched in October 2011 and its core purpose was to explore ways of improving on the success of the Drug Market Initiatives (DMIs) implemented in various Seattle neighborhoods since 2009. While the DMIs were considered somewhat successful, the problems of narcotics and prostitution in neighborhoods such as Belltown persisted, and resolving such problems requires collaborative initiatives (Beckett, 2014).
LEAD was a voluntary initiative involving multiple organizations, and like DMI before it, the purpose of the initiative was to reduce crime, improve public safety and public order. The...
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