Friday, October 4, 2013

DOJ Awards $8 million in Community-Based Violence Prevention Grants

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $8 million to six communities through the 2013 Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program. The six recipients are:
  • City of Camden, NJ 
  • City of East Baton Rouge, LA 
  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • City of Newport News, VA 
  • City of Syracuse, NY
  • Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention
The Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration program supports multi-sector partnerships working to replicate evidence-based programs, such as Operation Ceasefire and the Richmond Comprehensive Homicide Initiative, in their own communities. Participants analyze date to identify young people at high-risk of being involved in gun violence and design their interventions accordingly. The partnership bring together both law enforcement and community leaders, including outreach workers and clergy, to increase young people’s awareness of the costs of involvement in violence and promote alternatives.

To learn more about the Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program, click here. To learn more about community-focused violence prevention strategies, read about the DOJ's Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation initiative. Explore other evidence-based violence prevention strategies and solutions at the OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide and National Institute of Justice’s

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