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Safe Long Beach

Award Information

Award #
2014-NY-FX-K005
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2014
Total funding (to date)
$558,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $20,000)

At the direction of President Obama, the Departments of Justice and Education launched the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (Forum) to begin a national conversation concerning youth and gang violence, raise awareness, and elevate the issue to national significance. This program aims to competitively select as many as five new sites to join the Forum's participating localities of Boston, Camden, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Salinas, and San Jose. The FY 2014 National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Expansion Project is authorized pursuant to paragraph (8) under the Juvenile Justice heading, in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub. L. No. 113-76, 128 Stat. 5, 65.

The City of Long Beach will use FY 14 National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Expansion Project funds to build upon their Violence Prevention Plan, a comprehensive safety plan titled Safe Long Beach: Families, Schools, and Communities. Aligned with the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, the orientation of the Plan is toward creating and sustaining conditions of long term safety by promoting the well-being of children, youth, and families. The Safe Long Beach vision is "residents live in safe families and communities, attend safe schools, and are contributing citizens connected to their community." Safe Long Beach proposes to build upon protective factors that mitigate or eliminate risk in families and communities. At the same time, Safe Long Beach will work to reduce risk factors associated with a lower likelihood of positive outcomes and a higher likelihood of undesirable outcomes. Safe Long Beach is aims to reduce violence through three strategies grounded in nationally recognized best and promising practice: Strengthen Families, Build Positive Youth Development, and Support Community Leadership. CA/NCF

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 National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (Forum) was established by the White House in 2011 and is a network of cities united in their drive to prevent youth violence with federal agencies and private partners. The Forum has expanded to a total of 15 cities that are implementing strategies and evidenced-based programs to reduce youth violence. The Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Labor as well as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Office of National Drug Control Policy provide key supports to the Forum cities. OJJDP provides funding to support the core activities in Forum cities linked to the approved comprehensive plans.

The City of Long Beach will focus on strengthening its Safe Schools strategy by implementing the All In Campaign, a robust attendance improvement effort which engages residents, businesses, school faculty, and the City Prosecutor in a strategic process to reduce truancy and subsequent delinquent behavior in the community, as well as develop a data management platform. This effort will both strengthen and expand the school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports component currently being implemented through the Long Beach Unified School District’s Safe and Civil Schools Policy. This will be accomplished through the following goals: 1: develop and implement the All In Campaign and 2: reduce truancy through organizational and systems improvement. Performance Measures include: establishment of a database and percentage of program children/youth exhibiting desired change in the targeted behavior (short and long term).

CA/NCF

The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (Forum) was established by the White House in 2011 and is a network of cities united in their drive to prevent youth violence with federal agencies and private partners. The Forum has expanded to a total of 15 cities that are implementing strategies and evidenced-based programs to reduce youth violence. The Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Labor as well as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Office of National Drug Control Policy provide key supports to the Forum cities. OJJDP provides funding to support the core activities in Forum cities linked to the approved comprehensive plans.

The City of Long Beach will focus on strengthening its Safe Schools strategy by implementing the All In Campaign, a robust attendance improvement effort which engages residents, businesses, school faculty, and the City Prosecutor in a strategic process to reduce truancy and subsequent delinquent behavior in the community, as well as develop a data management platform. This effort will both strengthen and expand the school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports component currently being implemented through the Long Beach Unified School District’s Safe and Civil Schools Policy. This will be accomplished through the following goals: 1: develop and implement the All In Campaign and 2: reduce truancy through organizational and systems improvement. Performance Measures include: establishment of a database and percentage of program children/youth exhibiting desired change in the targeted behavior (short and long term). CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2014