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Project Name: Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Project
Applicant: Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department, Miami-Dade County
Applicant Type: County
Application Number: 2012-50601-FL-PB
Funding Request: $1,499,375
Focus: Crime and Crime Prevention, Violent Crime
Areas Covered: Miama-Dade County, FL
Summary: The Juvenile Services Department of Miami-Dade County (MDC) will implement Project CeaseFire, a best practice evidenced-based model to reduce youth and gang violence and shootings in MDC, committed by juveniles ages 14 to 17, and young adults 18 to 25. One (1) community hot-spot neighborhood will be targeted (Liberty City).
The overarching project goals include: 1) Reduce gang-related shooting and violence; 2) Increase public safety in communities and schools; 3) Engage community members, parents, and stakeholder in support of the implementation of the project strategies and models; and 4) Promote and encourage juveniles and young adults to become responsible and productive members of the community, avoiding violence, and criminal behavior.
An independent Project Evaluator will measure goal attainment and performance outcomes, by conducting a systematic investigation, including research development, testing, and evaluation; designed contribute to generalized knowledge pertaining to the success of the CeaseFire Model. This grant request is for $1.5 million for a 36-month project, with 300 participants.
For Further Information:
Stephen P. Clarke Center
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128
Application Submitted in Response to Solicitation: Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program
Grants.gov Assigned Number: OJJDP-2012-3228