Gun Violence Prevention (GVP)

Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) seeks to engage communities in planning and developing interventions in communities that experience gun violence.

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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. 

 

Grantee Service Area Target Population
18 Degrees, Inc. Pittsfield 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

Dorchester Core influencers in Boston neighborhoods with the most youth violence
Greater Fall River RE-CREATION Fall River 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. Springfield At-risk young adults and victims of violence
NorthStar Learning Centers, Inc. New Bedford 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 Brockton 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. Dorchester Nontraditional students at high risk for violence and trauma
ROCA, Inc. - Lynn Lynn Young males, ages 17 to 24, who are at high risk for future long-term adult criminal justice system involvement
ROCA, Inc. – Springfield Springfield Young males, ages 17-24, who are at high risk for future long-term adult criminal justice system involvement
UTEC, Inc. - Haverhill Haverhill Young adults with a history of antisocial behavior, such as incarceration, serious criminal and/or gang involvement
UTEC, Inc. - Lawrence Lawrence Young adults with a history of incarceration, serious criminal and/or gang involvement
Worcester Youth Center Worcester 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

 

Date published: August 9, 2023

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