What you need to know:
GVP program works with grantees in 15 communities across the Commonwealth to help youth avoid violent conflict and injury among youth ages 17 through 24. Through a racial equity and trauma-informed lens, funded partners provide critical supports, such as close connections with trustworthy adults, opportunities to learn new skills, and access to the employment training and/or opportunities.
GVP Program grantees work directly with individuals affected by gun violence by delivering evidence-based prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services in six core domains: street outreach, comprehensive social needs assessment and referral, mentoring, mental and behavioral health services, workforce development, community engagement, with access to 24/7 street outreach and a mentor as well as behind the wall violence prevention.
|18 Degrees, Inc.
|Young adults and youth, ages 17-24, many of whom are gang members or affiliates who have been impacted by trauma.
College Bound Dorchester/Youth Options Unlimited
|Core influencers in Boston neighborhoods with the most youth violence
|Greater Fall River RE-CREATION
|Young adults and youth, ages 17-24, who have experienced primary or secondary trauma
|Madison Park Development Corporation
|Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan
|Low-income, out of school youth and young adults of color, ages 17- 24, without a high school credential residing in the Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan neighborhoods of Boston
|More Than Words
|South End Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan
Young adults and youth ages 16-24 who have recent or current court involvement, or involvement with DCF
|Mothers for Justice and Equality
|Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan
|Low-income, at-risk, and/or system-involved youth and young adults, ages 17-24
|New North Citizens Council, Inc.
|At-risk young adults and victims of violence
|NorthStar Learning Centers, Inc.
|Young adults and youth ages 17-24 living in New Bedford who are out of school, incarcerated or otherwise engaged within the criminal justice system, homeless, or who have experienced/are experiencing trauma
|Old Colony YMCA
|Young adults and youth of color, ages 17-24, who are out of school, court-involved, and who experience substance use disorder (SUD) and/or violence
|Project R.I.G.H.T., Inc.
|Nontraditional students at high risk for violence and trauma
|ROCA, Inc. - Lynn
|Young males, ages 17 to 24, who are at high risk for future long-term adult criminal justice system involvement
|ROCA, Inc. – Springfield
|Young males, ages 17-24, who are at high risk for future long-term adult criminal justice system involvement
|UTEC, Inc. - Haverhill
|Young adults with a history of antisocial behavior, such as incarceration, serious criminal and/or gang involvement
|UTEC, Inc. - Lawrence
|Young adults with a history of incarceration, serious criminal and/or gang involvement
|Worcester Youth Center
|Young adults and youth, ages 17-24, who are living in communities and families experiencing a high burden of gun violence and/or violent crime
|August 9, 2023