Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $737,770)
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 City of Gary is committed to developing a 5-year, comprehensive, citywide strategic plan. The project will engage all sectors of the community, including community organizations, faith-based organizations, nongovernmental organizations and government departments, and community stakeholders to develop and ultimately implement the plan. The project strategy will include increasing community members knowledge about and positive attitudes toward research-supported, evidence-based interventions that can be applicable and replicable in Gary. These include interventions at several levels to address the ecological model of long-term impacts on youth: community, school, peers, family, specific juvenile system, and adolescents physical and psychosocial development. CA/NCF