1. Cold-Hearted Car Thieves

    Slide_Cold_Weather_Car_TheftFor car thieves c-o-l-d spells "opportunity." They are on the prowl this time of the year looking for vehicles that have been left unoccupied but with their engines running. (Stolen care reports rise whenever the temperature falls.) There is no safe place to leave a running car unattended. And while you might have insurance to cover your loss, please realize stolen cars are often used to commit even more severe and often far more violent crimes, including robberies, abductions and sexual assaults. » DON'T BE LET OUT IN THE COLD
  1. COMBAT's New Logo

    COMBAT Logo 2COMBAT moved on from the clinched fist of its original logo—and the BEWARE warning it symbolized—a long time ago. Our new logo reflects the shift in recent years of COMBAT doing more than just accepting and approving grants for anti-crime funds but also becoming a true partner in doing everything possible to address violence and drug abuse. We have been and will continue to call on the community to be AWARE and join us in seeking to fulfill COMBAT’s anti-violence/anti-drug abuse mission. » ALL HANDS IN
Community Backed Anti-Crime Tax
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    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
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    Improving People's Realities

    The STRIVIN' hub director in Raytown believes better communities start with helping people better their lives. Her organization processes referrals from COMBAT's new social services referral program to identify what an individual's specific needs are. » MORE
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    The Opioid 'Gateway Drugs'

    Prescribed painkillers were the “gateway drugs” that triggered the ongoing opioid crisis. Across America, another 49,860 lives were lost due to opioid overdoses in 2019—a 50.7% increase compared to the 33,091 lives lost in 2015. How did this happen? » MORE
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    Suicide—Talk About It

    Worried someone you know might be silently contemplating suicide? Break the silence. Start a conversation—ask the question—that might save a life. "Asking someone about suicide will not put the idea in their head to attempt suicide. That's a myth." » 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.