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Gang Prevention Community Initiative

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $192,350)

The overarching goal of Youth Empowerment Mission's (YEM) Gang Prevention Community Initiative is to reduce gang activity in targeted communities. This will be accomplished through (1) improved coordination of existing resources and activities that support multiple, complimentary anti-gang strategies; and (2) development and dissemination of information and resources to community stakeholders. In order to ensure this goal will be accomplished, the Gang Prevention Community Initiative will implement primary and secondary prevention strategies as well as high-quality broad-based intervention services for high-risk or gang-involved youth. YEM's Gang Prevention Community Initiative is a comprehensive, mobilization, youth outreach and coordination effort designed to decrease gang violence, criminal activity and delinquency among youth. This project will have breadth, with mobilization and coordination efforts with city council members, schools, families, churches, youth serving agencies, local law enforcement agencies and neighborhood block associations. This project will also have depth, with the potential to reach thousands of young people and their families throughout Brooklyn. YEM's Gang Prevention Community Initiative has a three-pronged approach: 1) Community Education, Mobilization and Action; 2) Alternatives to Gang Involvement and Association; and 3) Peer Education and Outreach. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 8, 2008