Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $203,478)
The fiscal year 2014 Comprehensive Antigang Strategies and Programs solicitation provides funding for localities to enhance coordination of federal, state, and local resources in support of community partnerships implementing the following antigang programs: primary prevention, secondary prevention, gang intervention, and targeted gang enforcement. This program is authorized pursuant to paragraph (3)(B) under the Juvenile Justice heading in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, P.L. 113-76; 128 Stat. 5, 64.
Recognizing that urgent public safety issues must be addressed through a comprehensive, long-term approach to violence prevention, the City of Fort Pierce and Fort Pierce Police Department, in conjunction with the Roundtable of Saint Lucie County, Saint Lucie County School Board, and a consortium of partners, propose to develop a comprehensive plan to address youth and gang violence using multi-disciplinary partnerships, balanced approaches and data-driven prevention, intervention and suppression strategies outlined in the OJJDPs Comprehensive Gang Model. The strategic plan will leverage and integrate existing efforts, enhance and strengthen programs that are working, and fill gaps with evidence-based strategies for combating problems. Therefore, the program seeks to improve the capacity of Fort Pierce to effectively contain the spread of gang activity; protect youth most susceptible; and mitigate risk factors that foster gang activity by crafting a comprehensive, long-term, strategic and community-based anti-gang initiative. CA/NCF