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Safe Start Southwest Detroit

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

The Safe Start Promising Approaches Project will develop and support practice enhancements and innovations to prevent and reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence in their homes and communities. The project will help communities implement collaborative and evidence-based practices across the services continuum for children and their families. Exposure to violence includes being a victim of violence or a witness to violence, and encompasses abuse, neglect or child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence. This program is authorized by Sections 261 and 262 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (42 USC 5665-5666).

Alternatives For Girls (AFG) and partners will implement a project that addresses both direct and indirect effects of violence. To address the violence crisis in Detroit, and to meet the particular needs of female children and youth, several experienced agencies will implement a violence prevention project to serve girls and young women (ages 3 to 16) and their families. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 20, 2010