Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,450,800)
Enhanced with the CURE Violence and P.I.E.R. Models, the VICTOR program engages community members and stakeholders in learning and activities to improve knowledge of and ability to apply violence intervention and prevention strategies. We are requesting priority considerations supporting Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government and service to the communities within the City of Newport News, documented high and/or increasing levels of homicides per capita. Through our strategic collaboration, barriers are removed, individuals and families improve violence intervention and prevention skills. Our lasting effect on communities and generations include shifting from a self-destructive norm, to engaging, educating, and creating a new norm of positive alternatives. Funding request for the 36-month funding cycle is $1,499,400.