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FY22 Tallahassee - Leon County ALLin Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,495,663)

In November of 2021, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) released the Anatomy of a Homicide report outlining the findings of an exploratory review of homicides that occurred in Leon County from 2015 to 2020. In response to the findings, the LCSO acknowledged that violence cannot be solved by law enforcement alone and advocated for additional research, improved data collection and analysis, increased collaboration and information sharing between agencies, providers, and the community, as well as evidence-based solutions that are community informed. LCSO proposed, and received broad community and governmental support, to establish the Council on the Status of Men and Boys (CSMB) to provide a roadmap to reduce homicides and non-fatal shootings in Tallahassee-Leon County by bringing all stakeholders and resources together to implement a unified operational strategy for violence prevention and intervention. LCSO submits this application to request federal funds to leverage with existing local resources and funding to implement a comprehensive community violence intervention program. Amount Requested: $1,495,663 Category 2: CVIPI Planning and Implementation for City/County/Tribal Governments Service Area / Intended Beneficiaries: Leon County, Florida with a focus on specific zip codes; individuals who reside, frequent, or socialize in high crime areas of the County; and those at high-risk of resorting to violence according to a recent evidence-based study of Leon County homicides and firearm violence (copy of report enclosed). Goal: Identify and address the conditions, dynamics, and core issues that contribute to the cycle of violence in high-risk communities and disrupt/eliminate the opportunities and conditions that lead to violence. Priority Consideration: Leon County requests priority consideration under the following: #1 Supporting Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government (ref: Proposal Narrative pgs.8-9) #2 Supporting communities with high/rising levels of homicides per capita (ref: Proposal Narrative pgs.1-4, and the enclosed Anatomy of a Homicide Project report pg.18) #3 Demonstrated existing partnerships with multidisciplinary team of stakeholders (ref: Proposal Narrative pgs.5-6, 8, 12-13, and the enclosed file titled “FY22_LeonCVIPI_PlanningTeam”)

Date Created: September 29, 2022