Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $157,873)
The Attorney General's Children Exposed to Violence Demonstration Program: Phase I will develop and support comprehensive community-based strategic planning to prevent and reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. A Department-wide committee of bureaus and offices (the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), along with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), and Executive Office of United States Attorneys (EOUSA) jointly manages and supports this project. This program is authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, 42 USC §§ 5665-5667; the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010, Pub. L. 111-117; the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, 42 USC § 10403d-2; and the Victims of Crime Act, 42 USC 10603(c)(1)(A).
The purpose of the Cuyahoga County Children Exposed to Violence Initiative is to prevent and reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence in their homes, schools, and communities breaking the cycle of crime, violence, and abuse in the community. A Governing Board will create a comprehensive strategic plan enabling Cuyahoga County to improve prevention, intervention, and response systems for children most at risk and exposed to violence from birth through 17 years of age. Cuyahoga County will design and implement a comprehensive, integrated system of care that addresses the entire community with a focus on children, families, schools, and neighborhoods with the highest risk and exposure to violence. Experts will ensure short-term outcomes are measured and reported.