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Evaluation of the Strategic Work Plan for the Reduction of Youth Violence, City of Salinas, CA

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $124,999)

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Continuation Grants program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program will be authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.
The primary purpose of the project is to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the Salinas Comprehensive Strategy for Community-wide Violence Reduction, developed by the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace, a 30-member multi-disciplinary collaborative. An update of the Comprehensive Strategy -- referred to locally as the Strategic Work Plan -- is also incorporated. The evaluation, conducted by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, will assess the Plan's implementation in Hebbron, a dense neighborhood with a high concentration of gangs and youth violence, and its focus on youth under the age of 24. The process evaluation will assess the implementation of the Plan; the outcome evaluation will assess impact on shootings and homicides, community-police partnerships, community attitudes, and the quality of life. Evaluation results will be used to strengthen Salinas' violence reduction efforts. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 27, 2012