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Justice Department Awards $100 Million to Reduce Community Violence

The Department of Justice announced grant awards totaling $100 million to help communities across the U.S. reduce gun crime and other serious violence.

The grants, being awarded under the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative, will be jointly administered by OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and Office for Victims of Crime. OJP’s National Institute of Justice will also support evaluations of projects funded under this initiative, contributing to the growing body of evidence regarding the effectiveness of violence intervention strategies.

Read the press release to learn more and for details about the award recipients.

Date Published: September 30, 2022