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OJJDP FY 2021 Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence. Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $500,000)

Through the Children Exposed to Violence Training and Technical Assistance Center (CEVTTAC), AIR is poised to support CEV project sites in achieving project objectives related to building the capacity of families and communities to more effectively respond to children exposed to violence and increase protective factors across all levels of a child’s social ecology by implementing individual- and relational/family-level interventions and community- and societal-level strategies, including CVI.  The AIR team will ensure the following three primary objectives of the CEVTTAC will be achieved: (1) individualized targeted coaching that meets the CEV project sites where they are in terms of the implementation lifecycle, starting with implementation readiness, (2) information sharing and peer-driven community learning (i.e., Communities of Practice [CoPs]) to encourage peer-to-peer learning, and (3) building implementation capacity among the CEV project sites.

With AIR’s deep experience in this field, the proposed approach will allow OJJDP to realize a return on its investment through greater impact in local communities from effective comprehensive community violence prevention and intervention experiences that support family and community responses to children exposed to violence and that improve protective factors that prevent and reduce youth exposure to violence, juvenile violence and delinquency, and victimization.

Date Created: November 4, 2021