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Youth Violence Reduction Partnership

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $197,850)

Philadelphia Safe and Sound will implement a Literacy and Employment Opportunities Program as a component of their Youth Violence Reduction Partnership. The program will target 150 youth (ages 16 to 24), in three Philadelphia communities, who are identified by police and probation officers as most at risk to kill or be killed. The goal of the program is to increase youth employment opportunities thereby reducing other high risk behaviors and ultimately lowering youth homicide rates. Program strategy includes identifying at risk youth; providing job readiness training and intensive literacy tutoring; and connecting youth with potential employers. Philadelphia Safe and Sound will report on performance outputs such as youth employment and literacy rates. Performance measures will be reported through a contract with Public/Private Ventures and will focus on the rate of youth violence and homicide. Philadelphia Safe and Sound will report their findings to OJJDP in the grantee's Categorical Assistance Progress Reports. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2004