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Baltimore Receives $1.5 Million in Federal Grants To Prevent Youth Violence

October 29, 2015

On October 28, 2015, the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $1.5 million in new federal grants to support violence prevention efforts in Baltimore, MD. OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee announced the DOJ awards of more than $1.3 million. These grants―to be administered by OJJDP and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)―were awarded as part of the Department's public health approach to prevent and reduce crime in communities.

The three grants from the U.S. Department of Justice include:

  • National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention funding to implement strategies and evidence-based programs to reduce youth violence. The Baltimore City Health Department and the Baltimore Public School System will implement a school-wide positive behavioral interventions and support model.
  • OJJDP funding to integrate the faith community into activities to prevent and reduce youth violence and victimization within and around the Safe Streets Baltimore areas.
  • OVC funding to support male survivors of violence and their families, including helping them with the effects of trauma and victimization.
In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through HHS, awarded the National Association of County and City Health Officials funding for a Safe Streets pilot in Baltimore.

Resources:

Learn more about the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.

Learn more about the Supporting Male Survivors of Violence Initiative and other assistance that the Office for Victims of Crime provides.




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