The Pima County Anti-Racketeering Revolving Fund has been created by forfeiture of property that constituted the proceeds of crime or that was used or intended to be used to commit crime. The Pima County Attorney’s Office provides grant funding via this Fund to community-based programs in Pima County whose missions are supportive of and consistent with a law enforcement effort, policy, or initiative, pursuant to A.R.S. § 13-2314.03, A.R.S. § 13-4315, and/or federal law.
For information on how to apply for a Community Organization Grant, please contact the PCAO Community Outreach Coordinator, ARFRequest@pcao.pima.gov
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Kuumba in Afrikan Arts has a history of over 20 years of academic and cultural enrichment. BWPC is returning for its 2nd year, attracting school age children between the ages of 7 and 15 years. Programming includes a Law and Civics curriculum designed to help students clarify their thinking and to learn that activism and community service in underserved communities is vital to making their voices heard, especially to elected leaders as an important part of our democratic system. Instruction focuses on specific key objectives: law enforcement, political expression, right to assemble, beliefs, finding your voice, sharing and expressing views, legal rights, community engagement, say no to drugs, values, consensus, responsibilities, ideas and virtues that define and unite Americans. Law and Civic education provide an opportunity for students to foster bonds with local government, the policing system, and the overall community.
New Jerusalem Food Pantry (NJFP) serves some of the most economically depressed parts of Tucson, operating with a mission to facilitate community empowerment, food security, and safe neighborhoods by supporting Drug Awareness & Crime Prevention initiatives and bringing attention to the relationship between drug abuse and food insecurity, and their degressive impact on the community.
The 88-CRIME program was incorporated in 1980 to assist law enforcement agencies in obtaining information from the public about felonies and other serious crimes. The corporation developed community responses against crime by providing incentives, such as rewards, to members of the public who assist law enforcement agencies by providing information. Serving as a conduit between the community and law enforcement, 88-CRlME, Inc. operates an anonymous tip line for citizens to report information to help solve crimes.
Fresh Start International works to reduce recidivism, restore lives, and reimagine a robust model of restorative justice to formerly incarcerated ex-offenders returning from prison to their family and community. The Organization also hosts an annual Fresh Start Expo, which facilitates the reentry of the formerly incarcerated to the community by enabling them to have free access to services that would normally be beyond their ability to purchase or obtain.
Safe Housing Program
I Am You 360 “Small Home Experience” targets Pima County aged out, minoritized foster care and homeless young adults. The project empowers the whole person with cultural related hygiene items, self-development, life skills and homeownership to break the generational cycle of poverty. I AM YOU 360 works directly with the Tucson Police Department. This is the first partnership of its kind The SHE Project Safe Housing Model has been investing in our current property by building individual relationships with each resident, as well as friendship, mentoring, life skills, one-on-one hands-on self-defense classes, safety awareness, DEA drug prevention classes as well as cook outs with law enforcement which foster relationships with vulnerable youth who would normally be on the other side of the justice system.
One of the stated goals of Tucson/Pima County law enforcement is protection of the community. Local agencies spend millions of dollars each addressing DUI, drug and sex offense violations. Unfortunately, our high school are not immune to these problems especially on Graduation Night. Tanque Verde High School Graduation Night directly addresses these concerns by providing a safe environment for graduation Seniors to celebrate this special, once-in-a-lifetime event. With on-campus Deputy Lynsey Cole encouraging the at-risk students to sign up for Grad Night we are excited to start a tradition at Tanque Verde High School of zero percent accident/injury record and promote students can have a safe celebration on graduation night.
Residential Treatment Facility Upgrades
The Native Ways Program offers women with substance use disorders an opportunity to establish and advance their recovery with a setting and focus that respects the cultures and traditions of the indigenous people of Arizona.
The Native Ways residential treatment program is housed in a program-specific residence and facility on the residential campus of The Haven. The campus features a sweat lodge, labyrinth, and vegetable gardens to promote the spiritual and cultural traditions of indigenous people.
Upgrades will include fresh paint and new kitchen cabinets for the Weigel House.
Meeting Space Rental for Support Groups
Homicide Survivors serves victims of crime and family members who have lost someone to homicide. They help connect them to services of every type. While a very important service they provide is to hold support groups created specifically for this population, they do not have space to host these sessions in their office. So, they have responsibly worked out an agreement to rent space from the non-profit Many Mouths One Stomach, at a discount to continue this important service.
Community Engagement Projects: Sugar Hill Resource Fair and Sugar Hill TPD/Sugar Hill Engagement Event
Within a culture of marginalized communities in a pandemic era, having resource fairs and TPD/Community sponsored events help to promote positive reinforcement of law enforcement efforts helps to keep our city and communities safe, strong, and connected. These requested funds will directly assist the TPD/Community relationship and serve as a bridge toward community wellbeing.
88-Crime helps locate missing persons and bring those who have committed crimes to justice. Rewards for anonymous tips are and have always been a cornerstone of this work. 88-Crime has been successful in these areas and the rewards have helped to keep the community involved in their efforts.
Applications are no longer being accepted for this grant cycle. Please visit our website next Spring for the 2024 Grant Cycle.