1. Now Accepting 2024 COMBAT Fund Applications! 

    2024_Funding_May-1_Banner-590Jackson County COMBAT is now accepting online applications for 2024 funding. Don't let the clock run out. Submit your application before the deadline: 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2023. COMBAT funding is only for Jackson County agencies serving Jackson County residents. » APPLY NOW!
  1. COMBAT Became COMBAT 30 Years Ago 

    COMBAT_30th_Anniversary-590AJackson County, Missouri’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. The County Legislature approved a special resolution Monday commemorating the 30th anniversary of COMBAT» 30 YEARS & COUNTING
Community Backed Anti-Crime Tax
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    Community Impact Report

    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. » MORE
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    Don't Drive High

    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 » MORE
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    Man Linked To Deaths Arrested

    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. » MORE
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    149% Increase In OD Deaths

    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%. » MORE
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More Than 100 Programs Funded In 2021

» Violence Prevention Programs

• Bullying/Cyber Bullying (14 Programs)• Child Abuse (3 Programs)
• Counseling Services (5 Programs)• Diversion Programs (4 Programs)
• Domestic Violence (18 Programs)• Ex-Offender / Reentry (5 Programs)
• Gang Violence (7 Programs)• Legal Services (1 Program)
• Parenting (14 Programs)• School Attendance/Truancy
   (10 Programs)
• Sexual Assault (1 Program)• STRIVIN' (7 Programs)
• Suicide Prevention (8 Programs)• Teen-Dating Violence (8 Programs)
• Victim Support (7 Programs)• Youth Employment (15 Programs)

• Other Youth-Oriented (22 Programs)

» Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

» Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs

• Drug Counseling
• Intensive Outpatient
• Partial Hospitalization
• Recovery Houses
• Residential Inpatient

» Law Enforcement School-Based Programs


STRIVING Together To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods

Initiative Focuses On Need For Joint Effort To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods

This COMBAT initiative brings together school administrators, police officers, elected officials, mental health professionals, social workers, faith-based leaders and concerned citizens to address violence in Jackson County’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. 

With a focus on developing a collaborative, comprehensive and coordinated plan in each “hot spot,” STRIVIN’ recognizes that no one individual or single agency can “save a neighborhood.” It takes working together—striving together—to make any neighborhood a safe place to call home.