JSI PROJECTS

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Gun Violence Prevention Program Support

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CLIENT

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

LOCATION

United States

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SUMMARY

The MA Department of Public Health's Gun Violence Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery Services program (GVP) is a two-year pilot focused on individual- and community-level interventions for 1724-year-olds who live in communities that are most affected by gun violence. Serving primarily African American and Latinx youth, the program applies eight core principles centered on racial equity and trauma-informed care to guide grantees to provide comprehensive services to youth and to address the root causes of gun violence in their communities.

We are advancing strategic planning and oversees grant management and deliverables of the 15 GVP grantees for the department. Also, we support grantees to develop and implement comprehensive work plans with the goal of building safe communities in which all youth can thrive.

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