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PhillyRising and Philadelphia CeaseFire

Award Information

Award #
2012-PB-FX-K004
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2012
Total funding (to date)
$2,179,479

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,497,479)

The Community-Based Violence Prevention Program provides funding for localities to support federal, state, and local partnerships to replicate proven multi-disciplinary, community-based strategies to reduce violence. This program is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2012, Public Law 112-55.

The City of Philadelphia aims to reduce shootings and homicides by partnering with Temple University and expanding its Philadelphia CeaseFire program within the 22nd Police District and to a bordering section of the 39th Police District in North Philadelphia. Individuals between the ages of 14 and 25 that have been incarcerated, have a prior history of offenses, arrests, and involvement in high-risk street activity will be targeted, with 1,500 youth receiving support services from outreach workers and violence interrupters. The goal of the Philadelphia program,which replicates the Chicago CeaseFire model, is to change the culture of violence through both
prevention and intervention activities in five program areas: 1) community obilization 2) youth outreach 3) public education 4) leadership involvement and 5) law enforcement participation. Expected short-term outcomes are that norms about violence will no longer predominate in the
target areas; intermediate outcomes expected are that shootings and homicides will decrease by 20 percent in the target area during the funding period.

CA/NCF

OJJDP's State and Community Development (Invited) Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. Through the Community-Based Violence Prevention Program (CBVP), OJJDP funds organizations working to reduce youth gun and gang violence through evidence-based models. These programs have been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

The City of Philadelphia will use grant funds to continue replication of the Chicago CeaseFire model. The project goal is to change the culture of violence through prevention and intervention activities in five program areas: 1) community mobilization 2) youth outreach 3) public education 4) leadership involvement and 5) law enforcement participation. Expected short-term outcomes are that norms about violence will no longer predominate in the target areas; intermediate outcomes expected are that shootings and homicides will decrease by 20 percent in the target area during the funding period. This award will also allow additional interaction and partnering with the local Faith based community. Progress will be measured through an existing database and protocol that will facilitate gathering and reporting of required OJJDP performance measurement data and monitoring of progress towards program goals. Funds will also be used to enable participation in national CBVP technical assistance opportunities including the fall 2015 convening.

CA/NCF

Date Created: September 18, 2012