Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $500,000)
This program aims to support and enhance efforts in more places to help catalyze and further the prevention and response to childrens exposure to violence and youth victimization and violence, especially gun and gang violence, through fully comprehensive approaches to violence and the promotion of well-being for youth.
As a member of the National Forum, Baltimore participated in a multi-sector effort to
produce Bmore for Youth! Building Baltimores Cradle to Career Pipeline, the Citys blueprint to prevent violence affecting youth. One of the underlying premises of this blueprint is an
understanding that violence and trauma are inextricably linked to one another in a feedback loop: violence results in trauma, and trauma results in more violence. Through the Baltimore City Thriving Communities Project, the City will develop and implement strategies to reduce violence
related injury re-admissions and support health, wellness, and healing for its youth. To do so, the Baltimore City Health Department Office of Youth Violence Prevention (OYVP) will collaborate with local Baltimore City hospitals in the planning and implementation of a comprehensive hospital and community-based violence intervention that uses Hospital Responders to promote healing and increase the safety, well-being, and healthy development of children, youth, and families.