Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $700,000)
Durham County Government will partner with Hayti Reborn – The Justice Movement (subrecipient) to aid justice-involved individuals and their families by providing resources needed to offset the impact of mass incarceration and centuries of systemic racism. Hayti Reborn – The Justice Movement (HRJM) will develop a centralized and consolidated framework of community participants, social justice, and criminal justice partnerships that assess, plan, and treat problems leading to community violence. The target customers are justice involved citizens, their children and families, and underserved communities of color. The service area includes all of Durham County, North Carolina.
This approach will build on providing wraparound services with unified community resources, alternatives-to-incarceration, alternatives to violence (ATV), combined reentry services, workforce readiness, and mentoring for underserved BIPOC communities in Durham. Activities include outreach and assessment, assessment review and partnership development, implementation of participant plans, education and preparation, employment and programming, as well as long-term engagement. Expected outcomes are increased education and employment among participants, and ultimately a reduction in community violence.
The requested funding amount is $700,000 for a one-year period.