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Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Capacity-Building Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $125,000)

JJDP'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 Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (YVPI), established by the Office of Mayor Dave Bing, plans to build the program capacity and enhance the prevention, intervention, enforcement, and re-entry efforts through the proposed partial funding of the Chief Service Officer position, evaluation services, and technology tools. Essentially, awarded funding will support the Mayor's Office in the continued management of the strategic growth of the initiative as guided by the steering committee and informed by community partners. Successful funding of those needs will ultimately strengthen the ability of YVPI partners and stakeholders to collectively better serve youth and reduce violence in the targeted areas of Cody, Osborn, and Denby. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 27, 2012