Project Summary for Grant 2002-MU-CX-K013
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has selected the Police Foundation as the research partner to the East Valley, California pilot site for COMPASS, an initiative that seeks to modernize crime analysis and crime fighting at the local level. This initiative will employ technology tools, analytical power, and an action-based research process to further East Valley's problem-oriented approach to community government, an approach that will guide the advancement of policy-level problem solving and integration of government services.
The Police Foundation will work with the East Valley COMPASS project director and the Initiative partners in the strategic development of the data infrastructure for the project; help in the identification and collection of new data sources; and provide advice and support in developing, implementing, and assessing problem solving approaches. The Police Foundation will also conduvt a detailed process evaluation of the development of teh East Valley COMPASS Initiative.