OVC FY 2021 Fostering Resilience and Hope: Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and the Community

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Funding Opportunity ID:333683
Opportunity Number:O-OVC-2021-23001
Opportunity Title:OVC FY 2021 Fostering Resilience and Hope: Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and the Community
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):16.582
Eligible Applicants:State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Please see page six for category eligibility. For purposes of this solicitation, "state" means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, as of October 28, 2020, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be allocated FY 2021 DOJ discretionary grant funding, as either a recipient or a subrecipient. For detailed information on this new certification requirement, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/SafePolicingEO. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
Agency Code:USDOJ-OJP-OVC
Agency Name:Department of Justice
Office for Victims of Crime
Posted Date:May 20, 2021
Close Date:Jul 06, 2021
Last Updated Date:May 20, 2021
Award Ceiling:$1,000,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$4,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:5
Description:The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. This program will support demonstration sites in implementing a hope-centered framework to 1) address trauma experienced by law enforcement and 2) build trust with the communities they serve. Collective hope is a "shared desire for a better society articulated through a broad set of agreed upon goals and principles and elaborated through socially inclusive dialogue," (Braithwaite V. Collective Hope. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2004;592(1):6-15. doi:10.1177/0002716203262049). This initiative will increase training, capacity, advocacy, outreach around Hope Theory as an organizing framework in order to repair and rebuild trusted relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Ultimately, this work is intended to result in increased trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, enhancing law enforcement officers’ ability to effectively engage with community members, as well as increasing the likelihood that the community will assist in investigations to make communities safer and hold offenders accountable, and make it more likely that crime victims will report their victimizations to the police, reducing the likelihood of re-victimization. Under this program, OVC will augment OVC-funded work done by the Healing Justice Alliance Initiative, which explored demonstrated strategies for implementing a trauma-informed and collaborative approach to build trust between communities of color and law enforcement agencies. Informed by young men of color who are survivors of violence, the project’s outcomes improved lives, by pointing to ways to manage trauma, and focusing on changing community conditions that produce trauma.
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