U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

City of Kansas City, Missouri Health DepartmentAim4Peace: Violence Prevention Project

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $1,271,319)

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 Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) proposes to expand the city's existing replication of the Cure Violence model beyond the Police Department's East Patrol Division to Sectors 320 and 340 in conjunction with the KCMO Health Department Aim4Peace (A4P) Program. A4P is the Cure Violence partner in Missouri and it engages communities to work with people at high risk of being involved in violence, provides on-the-spot guidance and works to change behavioral patterns. Through this grant, A4P will expand programming, annually reaching and engaging 2,600 residents in need, including one-on-one programming with 200 at-risk youth. Based on previous success, grant funded activities could yield a 75% reduction in homicides in KCMO's toughest patrol divisions, which account for more than half the city's homicides. To further address the needs of youth exposed to violence, A4P will provide appropriate trauma-informed care and training. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 22, 2013