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PhillyRising and Philadelphia CeaseFire

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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.


Date Created: September 18, 2012