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Ad-Hoc Group Against Crime - Thinking For A Change
Damon Daniel
3116 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO
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Phone: 816-861-5500
Link: Thinking for a Change
Amount Funded: $ 40,000 Program Summary: Thinking for a Change (T4C) is an integrated, cognitive behavioral change program for offenders that include cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills. Ad Hoc Group Against Crime will work with Offenders in the correctional setting. Studies have shown that, when implemented with integrity, it can reduce recidivism among offenders. We will work with both youth and adults in the local Kansas City Corrections Centers, and Children’s Homes.
ArtsTech - Project "Respeto"
David Sullivan
1522 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Phone: 816-461-0201
Link: ArtsTech - Project "Respeto"
Amount Funded: $ 25,000 Program Summary: ArtsTech, El Grupo Atotonilco, M.U.S.I.C.A., Northeast High School, and Jackson County Family Court propose an innovative and unique anti-violence and gang prevention initiative. Project “Respeto” is for 12-19 year old at-risk youth and their families. Through dance, music, anger management, career exploration, and parental skill development, ArtsTech will provide measurable anti-violence strategies and activities to impact the target population.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City - Media Arts & Music Matters (MAMM)
Jason Roth
3601 Rockhill Road
Suite 303
Kansas City, MO 64131
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Phone: 816-361-3600
Link: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
Amount Funded: $40,000 Program Summary: Media Arts & Music Matters (MAMM) Gang Violence Prevention Program is designed to recruit and provide experiential learning opportunities for high-risk urban youth that lead to academic, social and person skill attainment and competencies to help prevent their involvement in violent and life threatening environments and behaviors. The MAMM program will lead with and tap into creative and affective interests and inclinations of targeted youth which attract and sustain participation that brings success, confidence and leads to their learning other competencies, such as academic studies, character, and social skills. Through targeted outreach, youth will be recruited to participate in this program at the Thornberry and Wagner Units of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.
Center for Conflict Resolution - Empowering Youth To Prevent Violence
Annette Lantz-Simmons
1734 E. 63rd Street
Suite 305
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Phone: 816-461-8255
Link: Center for Conflict Resolution
Amount Funded: $ 45,000 Program Summary: Conflict Resolution Skills: Empowering Youth to Prevent Violence is a school-based intervention with middle school and early high school youth who are at risk for violence. The project is based on a small successful pilot program that combines Restorative Justice Principles, where those who are involved in conflict work together to solve issues before violence occurs, and conflict resolution skills training. The project utilizes pro-social and supportive adult interaction with you as a stabilizing response to the threat of violence. Conflict is normal, violence is not
Dismas House of KC, Inc. - Project DAVID
Sharice Moses
3100 Main Street
Suite 308
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Phone: 816-531-6050
Link: Dismas House of KC, Inc. - Project DAVID
Amount Funded: $ 50,000 Program Summary: Dismas Anti-Violence Intervention and Deterrent program, hereafter referred to as Project D.A.V.I.D., will be a long-term, outpatient, faith-based and community-based support program designed to forge ways, resources and venues to help perpetrators of violence to remediate their behaviors and develop long-term coping skills to maintain that remediation. Further, the majority of violent perpetrators have been victims of some kind of violence and/or traumatic emotional pain at some point in their life. Consistently, perpetrators of violence demonstrate behaviors and patterns consistent with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They are enduring suffering caused by systematic abandonment and neglect.
Jackson County Family Court
Kelly Hams Pearson
625 E 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Phone: 816-881-6503
Link: Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL)
Amount Funded: $ 50,000 Program Summary: Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL) is the Jackson County Family Court’s primary parenting and family intervention designed to serve youth under the supervision of the felony diversion program, those in community alternatives to placement (community) and those currently in residential treatment with plans of returning back into the community (re-entry). The primary aim of the PLL program is to quickly and efficiently stabilize the family to prevent the youth’s further penetration into the juvenile justice system, primary out of home placement; or in the case of youth currently in residential placement, to safely transition youth back into the community through high parent and community involvement before, during and after discharge.
Lee's Summit CARES
Monica Meeks
901 NE Independence Avenue
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
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Phone: 816-347-3298
Link: Lee's Summit CARES
Amount Funded: $ 25,000 Program Summary: LSC will partner with the Lee’s Summit Police Department’s Crime Reduction Team (LSPD CRT) and Sage Crossing neighborhood to provide prevention, education and intervention strategies by using the evidence-based STRYVE community violence prevention model. Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) is a national initiative of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). STRYVE’s vision is to empower youth to achieve their full potential as connected and contributing members of thriving, violence-free families, schools, and communities by reducing risk factors for violence and strengthening protective factors. The model is built on the interconnectedness of multiple sectors, including community-based organizations, local government agencies, schools and families that work collaboratively on local strategies.
Mt. Pleasant Education & Development Corporation
Darren Faulkner
2200 Olive Street
Kansas City, MO 64127
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Phone: 816-483-3717
Link: Mt. Pleasant Education & Development Corporation
Amount Funded: $ 41,000 Program Summary: Freedom School, a four-week summer youth development and academic program is being offered to low to mid level risk felony juvenile offenders, who are at high risk for gang involvement; among the first such program in the United States to offer an informal intervention of non-residential juvenile offenders. Many of the youth targeted for the program cannot return to their local school districts because of the Safe Schools Act, limiting much of their academic and pro-social opportunities or interactions with peers or other youth groups.
reStart, Inc. - Safe Dating
Rita Carr
918 9th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
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Phone: 816-472-5664 Ext. 238
Link: reStart, Inc. - Safe Dating
Amount Funded: $ 24,000 Program Summary: Anti-Violence program for identified and at-risk youth ages 12-22 served in reStart Youth Network programs. A clinical-level staff person provides intensive, targeted prevention, intervention and aftercare services to both current and potential victims and perpetrators of relationship violence. The “Relationship Advocate” works closely with the Youth Therapist to modify the Safe Dates school-based intervention for use in the shelter/community environment. The goals of this intervention and of reStart’s Anti-Violence program are: 1) to change adolescent dating violence norms, 2) to change adolescent gender-role norms, 3) to teach conflict resolution skills for dating relationships, 4) to promote victim’s and perpetrators’ beliefs in the need for help and awareness of community resources for dating violence, 5) to promote help-seeking by victims and perpetrators, and 6) to improve peer help-giving skills.
Rose Brooks Center, Inc. - Stand By Me Project
Stephanie Milby
PO Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: 816-523-5550
Link: Rose Brooks Center, Inc.
Amount Funded: $ 35,000 Program Summary: The Stand By Me Project, in partnership with Central High School, will impact the lives of 1000 low-income diverse students, working to reduce violence in the school through the innovative evidence-based Green Dot Youth Violence Prevention program. This is a primary prevention strategy that works to build a community of bystander intolerance of violence by promoting behaviors, words, and attitudes that change the school and community. It delivers the COMBAT strategy area of community violence prevention, with the recommended focus on a single high school.
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