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Boston's Defending Childhood Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $2,000,000)

OJJDP's State and Community Development Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program has been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

The Attorney General's Children Exposed to Violence Program will develop and support comprehensive community-based strategic planning and implementation efforts to prevent and reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. The Boston Public Health Commission's project will work to reduce the impact of exposure to violence in homes, schools and communities for children 0-17, and help to implement an integrated violence prevention and response system in Boston, MA. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 18, 2011