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Syracuse Comprehensive Gang Model

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $1,491,825)

OJJDP's State and Community Development Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program has been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice. 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.

The City of Syracuse proposes to replicate the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model to address three categories of problems associated with this target community and population: 1) those that pose an immediate physical threat to public safety such as gun violence, homicide and assault; 2)those that contribute to gang violence but do not pose an immediate physical threat through drug and property crime and underlying social conditions such as behavioral issues, lack of alternatives to gangs and community engagement; 3) and institutional barriers that prevent effective and sustained community responses. The Syracuse Comprehensive Gang Model will implement activities within five core strategies: Suppression, Social Interventions, Opportunities Provision, Community Mobilization and Organizational Change and deliver services through a Multi-Disciplinary Intervention Team. The Intervention Team will serve South Side gang involved youth at the highest risk of committing or being the victim of a violent crime through: assessment, case management, supervision, alcohol/drug evaluation, psychological evaluation, psychiatric evaluation and mental health services including Functional Family Therapy. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 23, 2013