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Faith- and Community-Based Youth Violence Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Project

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This program aims to build the capacity of OJJDP’s Safe and Thriving Communities in its implementation of comprehensive youth violence prevention, intervention, and suppression plans. This work effectively builds on Development Services Group, Inc.’s (DSG) previous training and technical assistance (TTA) efforts for the Safe and Thriving initiative, to support their gang and gun violence prevention and community violence reduction efforts. Through this project, the DSG team encourages the coordination of faith- and community-based efforts across traditions to address youth violence. The DSG team works to help build site capacity by implementing a number of activities.

Provider Organization

Development Services Group (DSG), Inc.

Award Details


DSG provides TTA in organizational development; effective and essential partnerships; and effective programs and practices through activities such as regular site consultation calls, monthly TA Cohort Calls with all sites to cover relevant topics and foster peer networking, and resource provision.


  • Compliance Monitors
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Juvenile Justice Specialists
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mentoring Professionals
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Prosecutors
  • Social Services
  • Youth Advocates
  • Youth Services Professionals


Through this project, DSG can provide TTA to OJJDP’s Safe and Thriving Communities grantee sites.



Scottie Whiteley
Project Director
[email protected]

  • Combating Gangs
  • Ensuring Public Safety
  • Reducing Violent Crime


Date Created: October 14, 2020