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Opportunity Zone School Violence Training Projeject

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $979,482)

The proposed project is the work of a partnership of 40 public, private, civic and faith based entities who conducted the most rigorous needs assessment ever completed in county history.  Based on this analysis, a 6.2 square mile area, epicenter of crime and poverty, is targeted, with one elementary school, one middle, and one high school serving the area. Two goals have been established and include:     GOAL 1: Increase Coalition and Community Infrastructure and Capacity to successfully implement comprehensive School-Based Prevention and Intervention initiatives to promote healing and increase safety, well-being and healthy development of children, youth and families.     GOAL 2:  Reduce the Incidence and Prevalence of Youth Violence and Victimization, and mitigate the consequences of trauma experienced by children, youth and families exposed to violence.     A continuum of solutions has been devised to address needs identified during the community assessment.  All prevention and intervention strategies have been derived from national repositories of evidence-based service models.

Date Created: December 20, 2021