Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $199,000)
ACT NOW Portsmouth is an evidenced based prevention and intervention program. The program is consistant with effective strategies in much larger localities, this initiative is community-based, collaborative and comprehensive. Further, it approaches community violence using a community health model of stopping the spread of violence at the source by addressing underlying root causes. This program supports a collabrative partnership with the Portsmouth Police Department and provide a municipal outreach platform to further awarenes campaign and other messages.