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Camden City Collaboration to End Youth Violence Planning Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $1,416,420)

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 Camden proposes to replicate the Cure Violence model. Camden's Community Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program entails a partnership between the City, Center for Family Services, Camden County Prosecutor's Office, Camden Metro Police Force, Camden Board of Education, Housing Authority Camden City, and Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers. Cure Violence-Camden will use a public education campaign, community events, and community mobilization to change community norms regarding violence, provide alternatives to violence, and increase awareness among youth of perceived risks and costs of involvement of violence. Cure Violence-Camden is committed to accountability and intends to utilize the national Cure Violence database system as well as existing health and enforcement data systems. The existing data systems will provide real time detection capabilities, as well as track progress toward goals, such as reduction in homicides, nonfatal shootings, and violence-related emergency room visits. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 22, 2013