Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $737,769)
This program aims to support and enhance efforts to develop comprehensive prevention and public health and 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 Cumberland County, New Jersey, Prosecutors Office, through a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders, Cumberland Collective To Help Reverse Inequality & Violence Everywhere (CC-THRIVE), will address youth violence, specifically gun and gang violence, and promote positive youth development in its three major urban centers, Vineland, Bridgeton, and Millville. CC-THRIVE will engage in a strategic planning process, guided by a well-respected higher education research institute, toward implementing evidence-based/best practices to reduce and prevent gang and gun violence among 10- to 25-year-olds in its three urban centers. CC-THRIVE will also train school districts and law enforcement personnel in trauma-informed practices and implicit bias to ensure trusting and positive relationships for youth at school and with police. CA/NCF