1. Toddler Among 4 Confirmed Fentanyl Overdose Deaths

    Fentanyl_Warning_HomeFour confirmed fentanyl overdose deaths, several other suspected fentanyl-related deaths and 17 nonfatal overdoses—all within a 13-day span—prompts another stark warning about lethal synthetic opioid. The Kansas City Police has on mulitple occassions seized fentanyl in kilogram bricks. A fatal dose of fentanyl is just two milligrams; there are a million milligrams in a kilogram. » OVERDOSE SPIKE
  1. 'Rainbow Fentanyl'—This Is Evil

    Targeting_Children_HomeBrightly colored fentanyl is being produced in pill form, powder, blocks that resemble sidewalk chalk and variations "made to look like candy." Drug cartels are targeting young people to increase their sales of highly addictive—and potentially deadly—fentanyl. Whether dealers are selling directly to children or not, the colorful pills and counterfeit candies increase the risk of children accidently overdosing. » RAINBOW FENTANYL
Community Backed Anti-Crime Tax
  1. Fentanyl_Sezied_365

    'Life-Saving' Investigation

    Jackson County Drug Task Force plays crucial role in "life-saving" investigation cluminating in 39 defendants being indicted. Nearly half-ton of meth and almost 50 pounds of heroin seized—along with enough fentanyl for literally millions of lethal doses. » MORE
  1. 365_Overdoses

    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
  1. Raytown_Referral_Program

    Innovative Referral Program

    This innovative COMBAT program allows police and others to make a simple referral that can connect individuals or families to life-changing, maybe even life-saving services. The program, launched this summer in Raytown, recently expanded to Norheast KC. » MORE
  1. All_The_Damage_A_Bullet_Can_Cause

    Project RISE

    Project RISE, a COMBAT-funded program at Truman Medical Center/University Health, focuses on helping gunshot wound survivors make a full recovery, with emphasis on "psychological first aid" and, if needed, long-term care for Post Trauma Stress Disorder. » MORE
  1. Thursday, December 8

  2. Monday, December 26

View All >

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.