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The Safe Families Grant
In fall 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awarded a Youth Violence Prevention Expansion Grant (Safe Families Grant) to the City of Long Beach. The Safe Families grant improves service delivery to children exposed to violence through training, education and community awareness. The Safe Families grant will fund trauma-informed trainings and a national awareness campaign “Changing Minds” through the fall. This campaign was developed in collaboration between the Department of Justice, the Ad Council and Futures Without Violence. Click here for more information.
- Click here to register for a trauma-informed training.
City Hosts Elder Abuse Prevention Workshop
The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Elder Abuse Prevention Team, hosted a workshop on Tuesday, June 21, featuring a series of presentations and exhibitors from local healthcare and social service agencies for at-risk seniors. The Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse Workshop provided preventative knowledge focusing on physical and financial abuse. The first panel of elder abuse prevention experts addressed ensuring the safety of people at risk of abuse and neglect from others, as well as self-inflicted neglect, while the second panel explained the resources available to residents to safeguard their financial well-being.
City Launches 'My Brother's Keeper' Local Action Plan and Call to Action for Mentorship
| ||On April 7, 2016, the City launched My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Local Action Plan, a significant endeavor to establish and implement new approaches to address the needs and priorities of youth and ensure that all young people, including boys and young men of color, have the opportunity to succeed. The MBK Local Action Plan includes a call to action for mentorship, as part of the City's Safe Long Beach efforts. The call to action encourages Long Beach residents to commit to volunteer to be mentors through an established network of mentoring agencies. Click here for more information or to sign-up to become a mentor, or go to www.MBKLongBeach.com. |
City and Community Leaders Join for Inaugural Safe Long Beach Retreat
On Friday, March 18, 2016, the City hosted the first convening of Safe Long Beach partners, a group consisting of more than 80 government, education, non-profit, community- and faith-based organizations, to collaborate and discuss new ideas for strengthening and aligning resources to prevent violence and achieve the goals and initiatives of Safe Long Beach. Held at Long Beach City College, the event highlighted the value of cities developing partnerships to effectively reduce violence, improve community safety, and enhance quality of life. The event also included special guest speakers and workshop groups for youth and adults.
The Neighborhood Relations Division presents at the Safe Long Beach retreat.
Left to right: Alison Splinder, Francheska Deras, Hanna Stribling, Tracy Colunga, Nikki Amick, Teresa Gomez, and Christina Boatwright.
City Awarded $529,000 in Federal Grants to Support Safe Long Beach Efforts!
Long Beach has been awarded two U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) grants totaling $529,000 to support youth violence prevention strategies, enhance the safety and health of the community, and further implement the goals of Safe Long Beach. The City Council formally accepted the grants at its public meeting on November 3, 2015.
The $250,000 Youth Violence Prevention Expansion Project grant will be aimed at expanding community outreach and local resources to assist families and children affected by violence. As part of this grant, expert training will be provided to more than 80 Safe Long Beach partners who offer specialized care and services for children that are victims of abuse or exposed to violence in the home. Similarly, the $279,000 State and Community Development grant will be used to support Long Beach students, and implement a strategic plan to improve school attendance and reduce truancy and subsequent delinquent behavior. City staff will work alongside the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to implement the All In campaign at high-truancy schools and engage the community to help ensure that students are in school during regular school hours. As part of this partnership, the LBUSD will receive a portion of this grant in the amount of $100,000.
For more information, contact Tracy Colunga, Neighborhood Relations Officer, at 562.570.4413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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