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Newport News TOP: Teamwork, Options, and Pathways for Success - OJJDP FY13 Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $870,316)

OJJDP's State and Community Development Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program has been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice. The Community-Based Violence Prevention Program provides funding for localities to support federal, state, and local partnerships to replicate proven multi-disciplinary, community-based strategies to reduce violence.

The City of Newport News proposes to expand the Targeted Outreach Program (TOP), a
community-based collaborative youth violence prevention initiative which utilizes the evidence based framework of the All-Stars Model in partnership with the Newport News Police Department and OneChurch. The Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) approach will be used to empower citizens to change commmunity norms regarding violence. The primary violence prevention strategy of the TOP program is to provide comprehensive resources and preventive services to youth and families in an effort to engage and empower them to make positive contributions to their families and communities. During the three-year grant period, the model will provide 225 at-risk young people with individualized wraparound services and
intensive case management. The project will also provide training in the ABCD approach of community mobilization and engagement for 45 youth leaders, prevention groups of 60 young people and 30 community-based youth workers. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 22, 2013