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Boston's National Forum Capacity-Building Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $125,000)

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Continuation Grants program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program will be authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

The Boston Police Department is applying on behalf of the City of Boston for a Forum Capacity-Building Grant to implement and enhance the Youth Violence Prevention Plan that was released at the National Summit on April 4, 2011. Over the course of 24 months, grant funds will be used in the following purpose areas. The first is in the Development or Enhancement of Plan Monitoring purpose area. Consultants will be hired to facilitate a process that results in a revised, streamlined and focused Plan at the end of year one, and then operationalize and implement the plan in year two. In the Staff Coordination and Support purpose area, significant training and development opportunities will be offered for team members to enhance their skills, abilities and knowledge in areas directly related to the plan implementation (i.e. information sharing seminars and best practice conferences). In addition, match support will be provided for the Forum-sponsored VISTA volunteer who will be assisting with coordination and facilitation of the Circle of Promise Initiative.

This grant will take Boston to the next level in terms of collaboration, coordination and innovation in youth violence prevention and opportunity provision for our youth and families.

Date Created: September 27, 2012