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Partnering to Effectively Reduce the Impact of Violence in Kalamazoo

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $249,992)

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).

Project PERK will identify children exposed to violence in the city of Kalamazoo and then reduce the impact of that violence.
The project will expanding on pre-existing services to identify and address children's
exposure to violence, and will provide a tiered intervention approach to foster individual and familial resiliency. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 12, 2010