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Aim4Peace: The Movement to Stop the Shooting

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), 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 recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, 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 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The City of Kansas City, Missouri's Community Justice Program will target and reduce retaliatory violent crime through the efforts of the Aim4Peace initiative. The goal of the project is to improve the function of the criminal justice system by enhancing the capacity of the community to handle their own disputes and empowering community members to peacefully resolve violence. The Aim4peace prevention methods reverse the violence epidemic using highly trained street violence interrupters and outreach staff, public education campaigns, Neighborhood Action Teams, and community mobilization.


Date Created: July 22, 2010