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OJJDP Awards $8 Million in Grants To Reduce Youth Violence

September 24, 2013

Photo of OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee On September 23, 2013, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announced more than $8 million in Community-Based Violence Prevention program awards to six sites nationwide. The grants will support the sites as they replicate proven programs, such as the Boston Gun Project and the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model, to reduce youth violence, specifically gun and gang violence. Announcing the awards, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee said, "Through a combination of prevention, intervention, enforcement, and reentry programs, these sites will promote alternatives to violence and make communities safer." The grant recipients are Camden, NJ; East Baton Rouge, LA; Kansas City, MO; Newport News, VA; Syracuse, NY; and the Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention.

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Read about the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.

Access resources from CrimeSolutions.gov and OJJDP's Model Programs Guide.