Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $737,769)
This program aims to support and enhance efforts to develop comprehensive prevention and public safety plans to address violence in homes, schools, and communities and the consequent trauma. This initiative intends to strengthen the capacity of selected communities to collaboratively plan, align, and execute community- driven approaches focused on a shared framework of prevention; intervention and providing opportunities; and community development, along with deterrence, targeted outreach, and enforcement. This program is authorized pursuant to FY17(OJJDP - Community-Based Violence Prevention and CEV prior year - other than TTA or research) 42 USC 5665-5666; Pub. L. No. 114-113, 129 Stat. 2242, 2307; Pub. L. No. 115-31, 131 Stat. 135, 206.
The Annapolis Collaborative for Change (ACC) will address the increase in youth gun violence centralized in public and subsidized housing communities in the city of Annapolis. The lead grantee, Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, is joined by 17 partner organizations dedicated to improving the lives of young people. ACC will create a culture of collaboration through mutually reinforcing activities, share a common agenda, co-create a strategic plan, and develop a shared measurement system so that Annapolis can move robustly to a successful implementation phase that will provide a continuum of evidence-based programs and trauma-informed services to reduce violence and improve the quality of life for young people. Using the Collective Impact Framework, the ACC team will undertake a data-driven planning process to identify gaps and opportunities to provide the best evidence-based programs to young people in public and subsidized housing in Annapolis.