Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $907,594)
The Comprehensive School-Based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization, Category 2 provides funding to support training and technical assistance that supports and guides funded program sites as they implement their school-based strategies to address youth violence and victimization through implementing evidencebased prevention, intervention and accountability efforts in a school based setting. The goals of the program are to (1) reduce the incidence of school violence through accountability efforts for offenders; (2) respond to victimization, exposure to violence, and trauma as a result of violence that occurs in the school, community, or family, (3) improve school safety and climate; and (4) prevent violence, delinquency, and victimization in the targeted community.
Local Initiatives Support Corporations (LISCs) Comprehensive School-Based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)Program goals are to provide proactive, comprehensive and timely support to Category 1 funded (C1) sites and to communicate C1 site programmatic updates, results and lessons learned to the public to advance sustainable school-based youth violence and victimization reduction strategies. LISCs TTA strategy is organized around four curriculum tracks: (1) Community engagement - building stakeholder involvement and trust; (2) Data and Research - incorporating evidence-informed practices into strategic decision-making processes, (3) Cross-sector partnerships - ensuring traditional and non-traditional organizations that contact youth are collaborating with a common vision/mission; and (4) Integrated revitalization responses - ensuring safe and inclusive school environments.