Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $7,000,000)
The V21 Law Enforcement and the Communities They Serve: Supporting Collective Healing in the Wake of Harm Program is designed to support law enforcement agencies, crime victims, and communities by developing, implementing, and assessing evidence-based and trauma-informed law enforcement response strategies, protocols, and interventions that promote community engagement and healing prior to and in the wake of law enforcement-involved shootings and other high-profile incidents of violence (including those featuring differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or immigration status), whether the victim of the incident is a member of the community or an officer. Additionally, this program will provide comprehensive, expert technical assistance to law enforcement and the communities they serve to promote trauma-informed culture and practice to address the impact of trauma and community harm.
With this award, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Yale Childhood Violence Trauma Center at the Yale School of Medicine, and in consultation with the Office for Victims of Crime (OCV) will: 1) develop and application and selection process for the selection of up to demonstrations sites; identify other national training and technical assistance (TTA) providers to involve in the delivery of TTA to the demonstration sites; and define benchmarks and developing strategies for oversight of the demonstration sites. Additionally, IACP, in collaboration with its project partners, will recruit and prepare members of a Rapid Response Team (RRT) that will be deployed to assist law enforcement agencies and communities in the wake of crisis incidents. The RRT will be composed of a multidisciplinary group of consultants to include subject matter experts representing law enforcement, victim assistance, mental health, and community leadership. CA/NCF