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The Circle of Respect Campaign

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) will support their Circle of Respect Campaign with this award. The Circle of Respect Campaign was developed to engage and challenge diverse populations of young people, adults, corporations, and foundations to transform the perception that bullying and harassment are a rite of passage. Through this campaign, NCPC will: reduce the number of adults who believe bullying is a routine part of childhood; reduce the number of children and youth who engage in bullying or harassment; develop various resources to increase public awareness of bullying and harassment; and define roles and promote messages that can be implemented by numerous audiences to reduce bullying and harassment among children and adults. NCPC will use extensive research, create partnerships, and engage members of the public to protect themselves and promote a culture of respect that transcends what has been a traditional tolerance of unacceptable behavior.


Date Created: August 23, 2009