On April 19, the California Board of State and Community Corrections announced that the City of Richmond was one of 20 applicants approved to receive funding from the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) grant program. The CalVIP program provides funding to cities and community-based organizations to reduce violence in communities. The City of Richmond was awarded $500,000 for its proposed project, Beloved Community-Next Level, which will serve youth and young adults involved in or at risk of involvement in violent crime.
The Beloved Community-Next Level will serve youth aged 14 to 26 in the cities of Richmond, El Cerrito, and San Pablo in addition to those in unincorporated North Richmond. These youth will enter the program through the City of Richmond, Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) and the RYSE Center through street outreach or referrals. Depending on need, referral source, and current involvement in violent activity, youth will receive different sets of evidence-based intervention services, such as individual and group mentoring, case management, behavioral therapy, life skills training, employment training and support, and literacy services.
GPG is proud to have supported the City of Richmond’s successful proposal to reduce violence in the Richmond community.