2012-13 Recipient - Youth Violence Prevention Program

Amount Awarded: 
$ 85,000

Community Needs : Education, Family Support Services, Juvenile justice/violence prevention

This grant funded a female outreach worker to work with up to 100 at-risk females in local high schools to reduce the level of gang-related conflict and violence. As young girls require different approaches for issues specific to them, the outreach worker focuses on reducing suspensions and increasing success in school by providing the ongoing nurturing support these girls need during their crucial secondary school years. Females age 12-19 are the fastest growing segment in the youth corrections system and locally, the number of girls entering the probation system has more than doubled over the past eight years.

Youth Violence Prevention Project: the group together