Baltimore City Awarded Federal Funds to Prevent Violence

Baltimore City was awarded $1.5 million in federal funds to support violence prevention programs. As reported in The Baltimore Business Journal:

A Safe Streets program in Sandtown-Winchester would be the city’s fifth, joining Cherry Hill, McElderry Park, Mondawmin and Park Heights. The program is intended to cut shootings by having ex-offenders who are known in their communities mediate conflicts.

The Safe Streets pilot, set to run for one year, is receiving $175,000 from the federal department of Health and Human Services. The office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is also awarding $70,000 to create a faith community coordinator position for Safe Streets areas. That money comes months after the Abell Foundation awarded a $180,000 grant for the program.

Local and federal officials announced other grants Wednesday: $1 million from the Office for Victims of Crime in the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a three-year project addressing trauma among male survivors of violence and $278,000 from the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention to address school climate issues and cut youth violence.

For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Business Journal.

A session on the impact of crime and violence will be held at MACo’s Winter Conference on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. The session, Crime and Violence Through a Public Health Lens, will discuss the public health related impacts of violence and how local agencies can partner to address the issues. To learn more about this session and our conference, themed “Mission: Public Safety,” please view the MACo Winter Conference Registration Brochure.

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