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Buncombe County

Ashville, North Carolina

Buncombe County was awarded $1,750,000 in 2018, including 1 grant in Criminal Justice.


2018 • 2 years 6 months • Criminal Justice

Since 2017, Buncombe County, NC has participated in the Safety and Justice Challenge as an Innovation site, one of twenty competitively selected jurisdictions receiving small project grants and technical assistance from the Urban Institute in support of targeted efforts to safely reduce jail misuse and overuse. On the basis of project performance and with the help of the Urban Institute, a subset these sites has been identified as ready for deeper implementation investment. This award enables Buncombe County to undertake more ambitious and comprehensive reforms aimed at achieving substantial reductions in local incarceration and disparities in jail usage, as an implementation site in the Safety and Justice Challenge Network.

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