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Violence Intervention and Technical Assistance Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $2,208,125)

The Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative (CH/SFSC) will strengthen and replicate its youth violence intervention model by implementing the Violence Intervention and Technical Assistance Program (VITAP). The program will reduce youth violence and violent crime by implementing a community-based, multi-disciplinary approach. The program will engage high-risk youth (ages 14-24) and their families in multiple,
evidence-based prevention and intervention activities. VITAP's progress will be tracked by outcomes such as the number of public policies changed or rescinded, percent of outreach workers certified, number of youth/families engaged and percent successfully completing engagement, number of violent incidents responded to and the percent of residents reporting increased self-efficacy and knowledge of the impact of violence, among other measurements.

Date Created: August 24, 2010