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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Alert Center

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The Alert Center allows visitors to stay up to date on potentially disruptive, non-life threatening events such as road closures, parking alerts, boil water advisories, and more. Active alerts will display at the top of the website. Visitors can also sign...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Create an Account

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By clicking “Sign In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that t...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Stay Connected

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Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Sign up to receive email or text updates on topics of your choice so that you can stay informed. Check out Notify Me today!

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Report a Concern

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Citizen Request Tracker allows you to notify us about a general concern, comment, or compliment. If you have an account you can also log in to view the progress of your existing report. Learn more about Citizen Request Tracker today!

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Symposium Recap

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The COMBAT Symposium centered around making a greater impact, with increased participation in STRiVIN' to focus on two crises, one related to COMBAT’s anti-violence mission and the other its drug abuse prevention mission: gun violence and overdoses.

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

COMBAT 30th Anniversary

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Jackson County’s anti-crime program—among the first in the nation to not only increase enforcement but also support innovative prevention and treatment programs—got a new name in 1993. COMBAT became COMBAT 30 years ago!

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Community Impact Report

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COMBAT supports nearly 100 community progams. The perils of fentanyl and other drugs, combined with increased crime in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, made COMBAT support for Jackson County even more crucial in 2022 and now going into 2023—and beyond.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Innovative Referral Program

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This innovative COMBAT program allows police and others to make a simple referral that can connect individuals or families to life-changing, maybe even life-saving services. All it takes is checking a few boxes and clicking SUBMIT.

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Don't Drive High

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Missouri has "legalized weed," but driving high is still a crime. Keep it legal. Be safe. Driving under the influence—whether the influence is alcohol, marijuana or some other drug—is illegal and always entails potentially fatal risks

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Man Linked To Deaths Arrested

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An investigation the Jackson County Drug Task Force spearheaded leads to multiple federal charges against a Kansas City man linked to at least three fatal fentanyl overdoses in 2022. Multiple firearms, half-million dollars and drugs seized.

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

149% Increase In OD Deaths

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Drug dealers are using fentanyl more and more to manufacture counterfeit pills or to mix with other drugs (like a fentanyl-meth combo distributed in baggies with a "red lips" logo). Fentanyl-related overdose deaths in the KC metro have increased 149%.

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Project RISE

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Project RISE, a COMBAT-funded program at Truman Medical Center/University Health, focuses on helping gunshot wound survivors make a full recovery, with emphasis on "psychological first aid" and, if needed, long-term care for Post Trauma Stress Disorder.

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

'Life-Saving' Investigation

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Jackson County Drug Task Force plays crucial role in "life-saving" investigation cluminating in 39 defendants being indicted. Nearly half-ton of meth and almost 50 pounds of heroin seized—along with enough fentanyl for literally millions of lethal doses.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Suicide—Talk About It

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Worried someone you know might be silently contemplating suicide? Break the silence. Start a conversation—ask the question—that might save a life. "Asking someone about suicide will not put the idea in their head to attempt suicide. That's a myth."

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

The Opioid 'Gateway Drugs'

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Prescribed painkillers were the “gateway drugs” that triggered the ongoing opioid crisis. Across America, another 49,860 lives were lost due to opioid overdoses in 2019—a 50.7% increase compared to the 33,091 lives lost in 2015. How did this happen?

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Improving People's Realities

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The STRIVIN' hub director in Raytown believes better communities start with helping people better their lives. Her organization processes referrals from COMBAT's new social services referral program to identify what an individual's specific needs are.

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Caring For Crime Survivors

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This program not only provides referrals to counseling to help survivors deal with emotional issues, but can also facilitate repairs to homes or vehicles damaged during a crime. Doors with bullet holes might even be transformed into artwork.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

'Lethal' Counterfeit Pills

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Prescription pills not obtained from a licensed pharmacy are not only illegal to possess, but can also be extremely dangerous. There’s a good chance those pills are fakes with potentially fatal side effects. Just two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

LGBTQ+ Youth

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LBGTQ+ youth are five times more likely than their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide. COMBAT funds ReDiscover’s Show-Me Zero Suicide prevention program that provides services to about 400 youths—nearly a third of whom self-identify as LGBTQ+.

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Funded

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Funding Applications

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How to apply for funding.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

STRiVIN'

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All COMBAT-funded agencies are required to participate in STRiVIN'.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Help Is Available

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COMBAT funding supports 20 treatment programs throughout Jackson County.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Social Services Referrals

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This COMBAT-funded initiative connects individuals and families with social services to assist them with a whole host issues. The objective is to address these issues before the circumstances in these people's lives worsen to point violence might occur.

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Help Is Available

Ask For Help

COMBAT funding supports 20 treatment programs throughout Jackson County. These programs are expected to serve more than 5,400 people in 2023, with treatment options ranging from detoxification and recovery houses, to long-terming counseling.

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Funding Applications

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Get full details about applying for COMBAT funding. Any organization requesting COMBAT funding must have an office in Jackson County and provide services to Jackson County residents in Jackson County. Funding most be approved by the County Legislature.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

STRiVIN'

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All COMBAT-funded agencies are required to participate in STRiVIN', which brings together prevention and treatment providers with law enforcement officers, school administrators, social workers and others to seek solutions to problems in neighborhoods.

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Justice

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

What Is Justice?

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How do we define "justice"?

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Drug Task Force

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Saving lives by pursuing drug traffickers.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Anonymous Tips

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Tips solve crimes and can save lives.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Drug Task Force

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COMBAT funding enables the Jackson County Drug Task Force to pursue life-saving investigations that individual police departments would lack the resources to conduct. These investigations help prevent deadly drugs from being sold in our community.

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Beyond DARE

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COMBAT supports 11 law Enforcement School-Based Initiatives, serving nearly every community in Jackson County. These programs connect police officers and sheriff deputies with more than 20,000 students a year, with programming that goes beyond DARE.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Anonymous Tips

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Tips are essential to solving crimes. The information you provide by all calling Crime Stoppers or the AdHoc Group Against Crime tip lines—or using their online options—could also save lives. You can remain completely anonymous.

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Fentanyl: Get The Facts

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Spread the word. Warn those you know and love. The spec on this coin is a letahl dose of fentanyl, the synethic opioid that's 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and heroin. Dealers are lacing other drugs with fentanyl, including counterfit pills.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

What Is Justice?

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How do we define "justice"? COMBAT supports law enforcement in pursuing violent offenders and drug dealers, not only to prosecute them but to save the lives of those they prey on. "Justice" also focuses on getting those with an addiction teatment.

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Prosecutor's Office

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The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office oversees COMBAT's day-to-day operations. The voters of the county, in a 2018 election, had the final say in determining that COMBAT would be placed under the Prosecutor's Office.

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Fentanyl: Get The Facts

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Spread the word. Warn those you know and love.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Hold Onto Your Life!

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Is someone you know might be contemplating suicide?

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Project RISE

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Treating all the wounds a gunshot can inflict.

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

A Deadly Drug

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Spread the word. Warn those you know and love. The spec on this coin is a letahl dose of fentanyl, the synethic opioid that's 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and heroin. Dealers are lacing other drugs with fentanyl, including counterfit pills.

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Beyond DARE

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COMBAT supports 11 law Enforcement School-Based Initiatives, serving nearly every community in Jackson County. These programs connect police officers and sheriff deputies with more than 20,000 students a year, with programming that goes beyond DARE.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Suicide Prevention

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Worried someone you know might be having suicidal thoughts? Ask them—with compassion. Avoid hinting around. Create a safe place to ask, “Are you thinking about taking your own life?” And be prepared to follow up if the response is “yes,” “no” or unclear.

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Keep It Legal

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Whether you are using marijuana recreationally or for a medical purpose, driving high is a crime. Keep it legal. Be safe. Driving under the influence—alcohol, marijuana or some other drug—is illegal and always entails potentially fatal risks.

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Strivin'

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

What Is STRiVIN'?

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Striving to make every neighborhood safer.

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Social Services Referrals

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Assistance is available.

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STRiVIN' Neighborhoods

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STRiVIN' has spread to 5 neighborhoods.

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

STRiVIN' Neighborhoods

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Since being launched in south Kansas City, the Striving To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods initiative has spread to four other neighborhoods—Northeast and Mid-Town KC, as well as Independence and Raytown. The goal is to make every neighborhood safe.

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

STRiVIN' Participation

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All COMBAT-funded agencies are required to participate. STRiVIN' brings together these agencies with law enforcement officials, school administrators, elected leaders, social workers, health care professionals and others to seek solutions to problems.

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Referral Dashboard

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COMBAT collects a tremendous amount of data about the kind of social services people are needing to help deal with issues in their lives. The objective of the program is to get individuals and families assistance before their circumstances worsen.

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Treatment

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Life-Saving

COMBAT Saved My Life

COMBAT made all the difference.

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Fentanyl: Get The Facts

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Get the facts. Spread the word. Warn those you know and love.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Project RISE

Project RISE

COMBAT-funded program focuses on treating all the wounds a bullet can inflict.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

STRiVIN'

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STRiVIN' brings prevention and treatment agencies together with others to seek solutions.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Alert Center

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The Alert Center allows visitors to stay up to date on potentially disruptive, non-life threatening events such as road closures, parking alerts, boil water advisories, and more. Active alerts will display at the top of the website. Visitors can also sign...

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Treatment

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Funded Programs

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COMBAT funding supports 20 different treatment programs throughout Jackson County. These programs are expected to serve more than 5,000 people this year with treatment ranging from detoxification and recovery houses to long-term counseling.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

STRiVIN'

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STRiVIN' is COMBAT's initiative to bring together everyone—law enforcement officers, school administrators, prevention agencies, treatment providers, health care professionals, social workers and others—to seek solutions to problems in neighborhoods.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Life-Saving

COMBAT Saved My Life

COMBAT made all the difference. "COMBAT didn’t just save my life; it gave me a chance to change my life for the better. I am grateful for that, so I’m going to keep on working on being a better person, helping others and staying on the right path.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Project RISE

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Project RISE focuses on treating all the wounds a gunshot can inflict. COMBAT funds the program to provide those treated for gunshot wounds at University Health "psychological first aid" and follow-up care focused on PTSD, including long-term counseling.

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Child Protection Center

Program Address: Child Protection Center, Inc.3101 Broadway Blvd. • Suite 750 • Kansas City, MO 64111

Contact: 816-778-8000 • cpckc.org

2022 COMBAT Funding: $126,783.00

Program Description — From Child Protection Funding Application

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