Community organizations receive funding for summer youth violence intervention
Funding for community-based organizations to combat youth and gang/crew violence to be announced July 2 at 11:00 am
The Citywide Coordinating Council on Youth Violence Prevention is announcing the Summer 2008 youth/gang violence intervention grantees on ***July 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Bruce Monroe Recreation Center (Bruce Monroe Elementary School), 3012 Georgia Avenue, NW.*** Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Citywide Coordination Council on Youth Violence Prevention (CCCYVP) will announce the investment of $200,000 in a community-based approach model to combat the outbreak of youth and gang/crew violence in District of Columbia. The $200,000 in funding is being awarded to more than 20 organizations across the city in the first real ground-up community-based effort on this issue.
The purpose of the CCCYVP is to develop a citywide youth and gang/crew violence prevention and intervention movement from the ground up. The CCCYVP is grounded in three core principles:
- Violence is preventable
- Youth violence is not an isolated phenomenon
- Meeting the challenge of violence prevention takes all of us.
The CCCYVP’s will work to turn youth violence around in the District by building and implementing a coherent approach. This approach will build an agenda, establish a structure for accountability of community efforts, and ensure that community organizations truly have the capacity and the skills to respond effectively.
More information about the Citywide Coordinating Council on Youth Violence Prevention is available by contacting La Dorsa Willis, lwillis@... or 202.518.6737.
Susie Cambria, MSW
Manager of Special Initiatives
Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaborative Council
1112 11th Street, NW, Suite B
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 299-0900 x27
(202) 299-0901 fax
NEW from the Collaborative Council: 1) The Retrospective Study Report finds that the Collaboratives are meeting many of the needs of families; 2) The FEED Evaluation Report summarizes the first year of implementation and program start-up findings from this fatherhood program; and 3) The June edition of The Collaborative Connection highlights significant happenings of the Collaboratives and Collaborative Council. So go to http://www.hftcc.org for these publications and other information!