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Magna Township Safety and Success Project (MTSS)

Award Information

Award #
15PBJA-22-GG-04739-CVIP
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$2,000,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $2,000,000)

The Magna Township Safety and Success project (MTSS) intends to impact community violence among youth and young adults in Magna Metro Township (Magna), Utah, by expanding and enhancing its community violence coalition. The target population includes at-risk youth and young adults, age 25 and under, who live in poverty in households located in Magna. Magna is experiencing unprecedented juvenile and young adult community violence.

To accomplish its goal, MTSS will: 1) Engage in a 6 month planning process; 2) Collaborate with a research partner; 3) Receive Training and Technical Assistance; 4) Build and Maintain Community Relationships; and 5) Plan for Sustainability. Additionally, MSS will implement five strategies that dovetail to project outcomes: 1) Build community capacity to address youth incidence of violence through an integrated community, public health, and public safety approach; 2) Establish MSS coalition membership to reflect robust representation from local government, residents, violence victims, nonprofit service agencies, and law enforcement; 3) Create capacity for an integrated approach to sharing, collecting, and informing decisions with both public health and public safety data to ensure efforts are data-driven and evidence-based; 4) Identify key gaps in community health infrastructure; risk and/or protection factors; city, county, and state programs; community policing efforts; and community partners to deliver key prevention interventions and investments that address the identified key gaps; and 5) Build trust and collaboration between law enforcement, service providers, and the community.

Community partners first convened in early 2020 as the Magna United coalition to empower families, decrease risk factors, and improve positive youth outcomes, and adopted the Communities That Care (CTC) model. In March 2022, Magna United CTC focused efforts on the growing community violence problem and will serve as the MTSS CVIPI Team. Two subawards are planned, one to the Unified Police Department – Choose Gang Free program and the second to a culturally-specific nonprofit organization, determined through needs assessment, and awarded more than 30% of the total project award.
 

The Magna Township Safety and Success project (MTSS) intends to impact community violence among youth and young adults in Magna Metro Township (Magna), Utah, by expanding and enhancing its community violence coalition. The target population includes at-risk youth and young adults, age 25 and under, who live in poverty in households located in Magna. Magna is experiencing unprecedented juvenile and young adult community violence.

To accomplish its goal, MTSS will: 1) Engage in a 6 month planning process; 2) Collaborate with a research partner; 3) Receive Training and Technical Assistance; 4) Build and Maintain Community Relationships; and 5) Plan for Sustainability. Additionally, MSS will implement five strategies that dovetail to project outcomes: 1) Build community capacity to address youth incidence of violence through an integrated community, public health, and public safety approach; 2) Establish MSS coalition membership to reflect robust representation from local government, residents, violence victims, nonprofit service agencies, and law enforcement; 3) Create capacity for an integrated approach to sharing, collecting, and informing decisions with both public health and public safety data to ensure efforts are data-driven and evidence-based; 4) Identify key gaps in community health infrastructure; risk and/or protection factors; city, county, and state programs; community policing efforts; and community partners to deliver key prevention interventions and investments that address the identified key gaps; and 5) Build trust and collaboration between law enforcement, service providers, and the community.

Community partners first convened in early 2020 as the Magna United coalition to empower families, decrease risk factors, and improve positive youth outcomes, and adopted the Communities That Care (CTC) model. In March 2022, Magna United CTC focused efforts on the growing community violence problem and will serve as the MTSS CVIPI Team. Two subawards are planned, one to the Unified Police Department – Choose Gang Free program and the second to a culturally-specific nonprofit organization, determined through needs assessment, and awarded more than 30% of the total project award.

Priority considerations are sought under 1(A) and 1(B); documentation is found on pages 12 and 15. The culturally-specific nonprofit organization subawardee proposed under 1(B) will be selected by the coalition based on needs assessment outcomes. Priority consideration is sought under 2; corroborating data is found on page 1. Priority consideration is sought under 3; corroboration is found in the Letters attachment. Priority consideration 4 was intended and pursued, but a research entity is not available to submit the NIJ opportunity.

Date Created: September 29, 2022