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Memphis Youth Violence/Capacity Building Project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $124,995)

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 Memphis Youth Violence Prevention Plan aims to reduce youth violence by building youth resiliency and supportive neighborhoods so youth succeed in spite of pervasive local risk factors. Created with input from over 800 stakeholders youth, parents, professionals, community and faith leaders Memphis's plan deploys a robust blend of sanctions and support, including evidence-based services pre-natal through career proven to support positive youth development. The Memphis Youth Violence plan is Memphis and Shelby County's response to crime abatement for the next five years and this plan is now incorporated in the Operation: Safe Community strategic plan for 2012-2016. The Memphis Youth Violence plan aims to reduce youth violence by 25% and has 13 strategies and 34 action items. This comprehensive plan engages over 50 partners in providing intervention, prevention, law enforcement and re-entry strategies for youth. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 27, 2012