1. COMBAT Essential For Community Programs & Law Enforcement

    2022_COMBAT_Community_Impact_590COMBAT has completed our 2022 Community Impact Report. The perils of fentanyl and other drugs, combined with increased crime in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, made COMBAT support for the community even more crucial in 2022 and now going into 2023—and beyond. » 2022 IMPACT REPORT
  1. High Driving Is Crime   

    Don't Drive HighMissouri now has "legalized weed." But whether you are using marijuana recreationally or for a medical purpose, driving high is 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. » BE SAFE!
Community Backed Anti-Crime Tax
  1. Fentanyl-OD_Arrest_365

    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
  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, April 13

  2. Monday, May 8

  3. Thursday, May 11

  4. Monday, May 29

  5. Thursday, June 8

  6. Monday, June 19

  7. Tuesday, July 4

  8. Thursday, July 13

  9. Thursday, August 10

  10. Monday, September 4

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.