Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,000,000)
A coalition of local organizations has created the North Brooklyn Anti-Violence Initiative which aims to provide activities addressing the underlying conditions that foster violence. The coalition is seeking a strategic resource to expand the Wick violence reduction model, establish positive options for children, youth and families facing increased violence, create employment, training and education opportunities while simultaneously addressing the threat of eviction from housing while enabling those vulnerable to violence to secure housing. The participating organizations have the demonstrated track recover and ability to collaborate in an impactful strategy with measurable outcomes. Bringing positive activities to the streets and public spaces sends an important message that the community will not tolerate the violence of recent months.