Youth Violence Prevention Grants

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This line item provides funding for a competitive grant program administered by the Department of Public Health. The grant program is one component of a larger set of state strategies to combat youth violence.

Grants awarded under this program go to community-based organizations for activities designed to prevent behaviors that put young people at risk of becoming perpetrators or victims of violence. Grants support programs that use a positive youth development framework, and include activities such as mentoring, life skills and college prep programs, and other efforts to promote resiliency, help youth develop positive relationships, and increase civic and community involvement. Grants are targeted to communities and youth populations with a higher prevalence of risk factors.

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