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Agency:    Department of Justice
Bureau:    Office of Justice Programs
Account:    State and local law enforcement assistance (15-0404)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Director, OBMS
Contact Information:    http://WWW.USDOJ.GOV   202-514-2007
To improve the functioning of the criminal justice system and enforce state and local laws - Chicago Project for Violence Prevention.

1 recipient will receive $937,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: 29
Description: CeaseFire, the primary initiative of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention, utilizes a public health approach to stop shootings and killings in some of the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago and selected communities in Illinois. The goal of the project is to reduce the rate of killings in CeaseFire cities to be at or below the national rate of 5.7 per 100,000. To do so, CeaseFire implements five core components: (1) community mobilization; (2) outreach to those most at risk of shooting someone else or being shot themselves; (3) faith-based leader involvement; (4) cooperation with law enforcement; and (5) public education. Funds provided through this agreement will be used to: (1) support CeaseFire in West Garfield Park and West Humboldt Park, two Chicago communities that have experienced disproportionately high levels of shootings and killings and where the presence of CeaseFire appears to have been associated with reductions in both; (2) enhance the capacity of CeaseFire to serve other communities through the addition of outreach workers and violence interrupters; and (3) support core functions that are essential to the delivery of professional services and high performance in these sites.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
University of Illinois at Chicago (98987217) $937 Public Educational Institution
1603 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: Pub. L. No. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $950,000 for the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention to expand Ceasefire;

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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