OJJDP FY 2014 National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Expansion Project

Youth and gang violence affect urban, suburban, and rural communities across the United States.

Young people can be perpetrators, victims, or witnesses to violence.

Some violent acts, such as bullying, can cause as much emotional harm as physical harm.

Other acts, such as assault,


with or without weapons, can lead to serious injury or death.

The consequences of youth gang and gun violence are visible and immediate and are felt by citizens nationwide.

Likewise, exposure to violence that children and youth experience in their homes, schools, or communities harms citizens and communities.

Without support and intervention, such exposure can impair children’s cognitive and emotional development, keep them from healing, lead to later serious health issues, and may perpetuate the cycle of violence.

At the direction of President Obama, the Departments of Justice and Education launched the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (Forum) to begin a national conversation concerning youth and gang violence and prevention, raise awareness, and elevate the issue to national significance.

To enhance these efforts, the federal government supports Forum cities as they align and coordinate existing resources, engage in community outreach, develop and maintain strong collaboratives, and increase the engagement of youth, the faith community, law enforcement, victim services, and other key partners in their efforts.

Successful applicants will become part of a national movement and a network and learning community of cities working to stem youth violence and improve the wellbeing of children and youth.

OJJDP will competitively select as many as five new sites to join the Forum’s participating localities of Boston, Camden, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Salinas, and San Jose.

The FY 2014 National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Expansion Project is authorized pursuant to paragraph (8) under the Juvenile Justice heading, in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub.



113-76, 128 Stat.

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National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

Department of Justice

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Office of Justice Programs

Estimated Funding: Not Available

Who's Eligible

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Applicants are limited to units of local government, including state agencies (only if targeted to a local community), and federally recognized tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) that are currently implementing violence prevention strategies.

Lead applicants may partner with a collaborative body that includes representation from city/county leadership, law enforcement, public health, courts, workforce development, housing and urban development, educators, and faith and community members.

Partners should collectively have expertise in prevention, intervention, enforcement, and reentry.

To be considered, applicants must provide a signed letter of commitment to the goals of the National Forum from, at a minimum, the mayor, chief of police (or equivalent law enforcement executive), and superintendent of schools within the locality.

Units of government may partner, when necessary, to achieve the goals of this solicitation; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients.

The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for conducting and leading the project.

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Contact the Justice Information Center (JIC) at 1–877–927–5657, via e-mail to JIC@telesishq.com, or by live Web chat. JIC hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern time on the solicitation close date.

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