BSCC Awards $9.2m in Anti-Violence Grants

ONTARIO (April 19, 2018) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved 20 grant awards worth $9.2 million to help reduce violence in communities across California.

As a requirement of the California Violence Intervention and Prevention grant the Board gave special consideration to cities that are disproportionately affected by violent crime.

The Budget Act of 2017 authorized the CalVIP grant to replace the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant and allowed not just cities, but community-based organizations with experience in violence-reduction strategies to apply directly for the funds.

Ten CBOs and 10 cities were approved for funding, including Los Angeles, which received a $1 million non-competitive carve-out in the authorizing legislation. The remaining $8.2 million was divided, with half earmarked for cities and the other half for CBOs.

Applicants received special consideration if they would serve cities that are in the top 5 percent statewide for homicide, robbery and aggravated assault.

In the City of Compton’s successful bid, Volunteers of America will provide services to youth at high risk of gang involvement. In Vallejo, the police department will help trauma-impacted residents receive mental health treatment and other services. The CBO Fresh Lifelines for Youth will partner with the Oakland Unified School District to provide mentors to high-risk youth on probation.

For more information about the grant please contact Colleen Curtin at or call 916-445-8066.

Summaries of all funded projects is available at:

Cities (in alphabetical order)

City of Compton

City of Los Angeles

City of Oakland

City of Pasadena

City of Perris

City of Richmond

City of Sacramento

City of San Bernardino

City of Stockton

City of Vallejo

Community-Based Organizations (in alphabetical order)

Another Choice, Another Chance

Brotherhood Crusade of Los Angeles

  Catholic Charities of the East Bay

Centinela Youth Services (CYS)

Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Huckleberry Youth Programs

Sierra Health Foundation, Center for Health Program Management

South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB)

Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy

Youth Alive!

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