U.S. Department of Justice: Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence
The Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence program will provide funding to develop support services for children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities; and to develop, enhance, and implement violent crime reduction strategies that focus on violent juvenile offenders. This program development and resource allocation decision by interested applicants should be based on currently available resources to the jurisdiction and gaps in services.
The goals of the program are to: 1) reduce the incidence of violence through accountability efforts for juvenile offenders; 2) respond to victimization of children whether as a result of violence that occurs in the school, community or family; and 3) increase protective factors to prevent juvenile violence, delinquency, and victimization.
The objectives and deliverables include the following:
- Enhance and/or develop and implement supportive services for children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities.
- Develop community-based approaches and crime-reduction strategies that focus on prevention and intervention of violent crime, and accountability for youth offenders.
- Provide outreach strategies to increase awareness and build the capacity of families and communities to help children exposed to violence.
- Applicants must propose and undertake their work through a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders, which may be either an existing collaborative group or one that is formed specifically for this project.
Priority consideration to applications as follows:
- Applications that address specific challenges that rural communities face.
- Applications that demonstrate that the individuals who are intended to benefit from the requested grant reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties.
- Applications that offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones).
Amount: A total of $7,000,000 is available to make seven awards that range up to $1,000,000 each for a 36 month performance period.
Eligibility: States and territories; units of local government; federally recognized Indian tribal governments; nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).
Note: Eligible applicants that propose to provide direct services to youth must not include youth who are age 18 or older in the population they will serve.
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