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City of Redlands East Valley COMPASS Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Bernardino
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $624,199)


The City of Redlands (region of East Valley) will serve as one of the sites for the Community, Mapping, Planning,and Analysis for Safety Strategies(COMPASS) initiative. COMPASS will employ data-driven tools and an action-based research model to further East valley' problem-oriented approach to community government.

COMPASS emphasizes routine collaboration with City, County and community agencies to identify, udnerstand,resolve, and monitor high-priority public safety problems. Key componets of COMPASS will include: (1) collaborative policy groups spanning abroad array of governmental agencies and community interests; 2) partnerships with community-based organizations to identify problems and develop collaborative, community-driven responses to neighborhood public safety issues; (3) a comprehensive data center that will house social indicators and other public safety data; (4) strategic analysis of data both spatially and temporally, through the use of a user-friendly information system; and (5) a research partner or consortium of partners to: participate in the development of the data infrastructure; provide analytic support to the problem solving effort; assist in the development of intervention strategies that address identified problems; document East Valley's COMPASS activities; and 5) assess the on going effectiveness of selected interventions.

Date Created: September 29, 2001