Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $775,000)
The Comprehensive School-Based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization, Category 1 provides funding to support a comprehensive effort to address youth violence and victimization through implementing evidencebased prevention, intervention and accountability efforts in a school based setting. The goals of the program are to (1) reduce the incidence of school violence through accountability efforts for offenders; (2) respond to victimization, exposure to violence, and trauma as a result of violence that occurs in the school, community, or family, (3) improve school safety and climate; and (4) prevent violence, delinquency, and victimization in the targeted community. Project sites will provide direct services to youth.
The Broward Comprehensive Universal Reduction of Violence will serve youth and families by building capacity at traditional public schools to provide universal prevention, intervention, and accountability services. Broward County Public Schools and community stakeholders will enhance efforts to prevent and reduce youth violence and victimization districtwide for over 271,500 students in grades K-12 at 214 schools through the provision of Multi-Tiered System of Supports. The provision of violence prevention and intervention services and supports will become universal, appropriate, and accountable. To reduce the numbers of "acts against persons" incidents on all school campuses, schools will assess local data and provide evidence-based Positive Behavioral Interventions and supports. CA/NCF