Community-Based Violence Prevention Program

To support and enhance the coordination of existing community-based violence prevention and intervention programs and strategies that are attempting to replicate models and strategies which have been proven to have a positive impact on the reduction of violence in target communities.

The Community-Based

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Violence Prevention Program has three main goals: to change community norms regarding violence; to provide alternatives to violence when gangs and individuals in the community are making risky behavior decisions; and, to increase the perceived risks and costs of involvement in violence among high-risk young people.

This Program will work with community-based organizations to develop and implement strategies to reduce and prevent violence, particularly shootings and killings.

This will be accomplished by relying on outreach workers, clergy, and other community leaders to intervene in conflicts or potential conflicts and promote alternatives to violence.

The Community-Based Violence Prevention Program will also involve law enforcement in its efforts and depends heavily on a strong public education campaign to instill in people the message that shootings and violence are not acceptable.

Finally, the model calls for the strengthening of communities so they have the capacity to exercise informal social controls and to respond to issues that affect them, including community violence.

These activities are organized into five core components that address both the community and those individuals who are most at risk of involvement in a shooting or killing: community mobilization, outreach, faith leader involvement, police participation and public education.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Gang Alternative, Inc. $ 230,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
Yakima, City Of $ 230,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
Volunteers Of America Of Los Angeles $ 230,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
Metro Community Ministries Inc. $ 230,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
Collaborative Solutions For Communities $ 230,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
Bexar, County Of $ 230,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
Roundtable Of St. Lucie County, Inc. $ 500,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
The Health & Hospital Corp Of Marion County $ 500,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
Children And Youth Justice Center $ 500,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
University Of Tennessee $ 500,000   2019-10-012022-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: It is anticipated that a total of five awards will be granted in fiscal year 2010 (four awards will be made under the Community-Based Violence Prevention Program solicitation and one award will be made under the National Evaluation of the Community-Based Violence Prevention Program solicitation). Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are available specifically to achieve the objectives of the Community-based Violence Prevention Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Please contact program office for additional information.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Please contact program office for additional information.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. This program is eligible f