Community Backed Anti-Drug Anti-Crime Anti-Violence Tax
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    Drug Task Force Honored By Peers
    The Jackson County Drug Task Force has earned high praise from its peers in law enforcement yet again. During the organization’s annual conference, the Missouri Narcotic Officers Association (MNOA) named the task force the “Law Enforcement Unit of the Year” for the fifth time in the last 10 years. The Jackson County Drug Task Force, comprised of detectives from 12 local police departments and the Sheriff’s Office, often collaborates with federal authorities on cases involving international drug trafficking cartels seeking to sell methamphetamine, heroin and other dangerous drugs in our community.   
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    2021 Mid-Year Funding Applications
    COMBAT is currently accepting applications for 2021 mid-year funding to support Anti-Violence programs addressing two specific issues: Youth Employment  and Domestic Violence. The youth programs must be focused on finding 13- to 17-year-olds work in their communities. COMBAT will also fund accepted proposals that provide essential services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, in addition to prevention programs that promote healthy relationship skills. The deadline for submitting online applications is Friday, April 23 
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  1. Crime Tips

    Sharing What You Know Could Make All The Difference
    Tips can not only solve crimes but also save lives. Don’t let a violent criminal hurt—or kill—someone else. Prevent another person from overdosing because somebody is dealing drugs in your neighborhood. The next person to die might be someone you know… someone you care about… someone you love… While COMBAT no longer receives crime tips, we urge to share what you know or suspect with agencies that can take your information anonymously.   
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  1. Community Hero Award

    Community Hero Honored In Raytown
    Sisters In Christ has been honored as a “Community Hero” for work in Raytown operating the Safe Zone hub for COMBAT’s Striving Together to Reduced Violence In Neighbors (STRIVIN’) initiative in the Eastern Jackson County community. The Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Building Foundation presents its Community Hero Awards to individuals and organizations for “going above and beyond during the pandemic” to provide community services in the Raytown area.   
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  1. 2021 COMBAT-FUNDED PROGRAMS

Nearly 90 Programs Being Funded In 2021

The Jackson County Legislature have approved 2021 funding for a variety of prevention and treatment programas roughout the county:

» Violence Prevention Programs

• Bullying/Cyber Bullying (14 Programs)• Child Abuse (3 Programs)
• Counseling Services (5 Programs)• Diversion Programs (4 Programs)
• Domestic Violence (9 Programs)• Ex-Offender / Reentry (5 Programs)
• Gang Violence (7 Programs)
• Legal Services (1 Program)
• Parenting (14 Programs)• School Attendance/Truancy
   (10 Programs)
• Sexual Assault (1 Program)• STRIVIN' (7 Programs)
• Suicide Prevention (8 Programs)• Teen-Dating Violence (8 Programs)
• Victim Support (7 Programs)
• Youth-Orient (22 Programs)

» Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

» Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs

• Drug Counseling
• Intensive Outpatient
• Partial Hospitalization
• Recovery Houses
• Residential Inpatient

» Law Enforcement School-Based Programs

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STRIVING Together To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods

Initiative Focuses On Need For Joint Effort To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods

This COMBAT initiative brings together school administrators, police officers, elected officials, mental health professionals, social workers, faith-based leaders and concerned citizens to address violence in Jackson County’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. 

With a focus on developing a collaborative, comprehensive and coordinated plan in each “hot spot,” STRIVIN’ recognizes that no one individual or single agency can “save a neighborhood.” It takes working together—striving together—to make any neighborhood a safe place to call home.
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