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Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.

In 2008, after a spike in youth violence, the City developed the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. The goals of the initiative are to achieve a 50% reduction in juvenile court referrals and disciplinary actions due to violence-related incidents from five middle schools. The initiative focuses on approximately 800 youth a year who have been: (1) convicted of serious offenses; (2) arrested but not detained; (3) suspended from school due to violent behavior; or (4) victimized by violence. The range of services coordinated at the community level for these youth include outreach, case management, anger management, mentoring, youth employment, recreation and neighborhood projects that serve youth. Young people will be referred to services through a wide variety of sources. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 3, 2010