Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $230,000)
Grantees are funded under this initiative to develop program activities based on the core strategies of the Comprehensive Gang Model. Category 2, Suppression, supports focused deterrence and suppression strategies aimed at preventing and reducing youth gang violence. Organizations are encouraged to develop and implement a variety of suppression strategies aligned with the Suppression core strategy described in the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model.
Neighborhood Resilience Project operates a trauma response team to care for the acute needs of people affected by gun-related homicides. With this suppression grant, the team will work with local schools to suppress gun violence and will continue to respond to homicides and thus stop the spread of violence. The organization plans to work with three schools in the first year, then add two more in each subsequent year. Neighborhood Resilience Project will create a peer-to-peer leadership program within the schools, coupled with a trauma response team to promote de-escalation and healing in communities where there has been a homicide or violence. This team is also used within communities to help meet basic needs such as backpack meals, clothing, and dental and healthcare for the uninsured. This program will equip students with the proper tools to help keep them and their fellow students safe during heightened times of stress and anxiety at school and within their community. CA/NCF