Baltimore City Opportunity:
The Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services announced $1.5 million in new federal grants to increase support for victims of violence and prevent future violence in Baltimore, MD. Specifically, the grants will fund projects that aim to: provide supportive services to male survivors of violence, reduce youth violence, integrate faith-based communities into violence prevention efforts, and expand the effective Safe Streets program to additional Baltimore neighborhoods. The full press release can be found here.
Of particular significance to the field:
- $999,564 from the Office for Victims of Crime to more effectively reach male survivors of violence and their families. During the three-year project period, these partners will convene a planning group to develop a culturally-relevant, trauma-informed curriculum for survivors, establish a standardized and multidisciplinary shooting response protocol and implement a plan to increase public awareness of the effects of trauma and victimization.
This announcement presents the opportunity for civil legal aid programs in Baltimore to develop partnerships with grantees aimed at advocating for and better serving survivors of violent crimes.
If you are a grantee or sub-grantee from this funding initiative, we encourage you to share the good news with NLADA by contacting Arielle Altman at email@example.com.