COMMUNITY Violence Intervention and Prevention Project
Helping to prevent and reduce crime and gun violence among 150 young men of color in at-risk situations ages 18-24 including supervised justice-involved young adults, children of incarcerated parents, and out-of-school youth. “This Project was supported by Grant No.15PBJA-22-04754-CVIP awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the United States Department of Justice.”
The Reclamation and Restoration Ministries, Inc. (RRM) as a “Direct” applicant will implement its Ready4Life Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Project in Baton Rouge Police District #4 which includes Scotlandville, Southern Heights, and Brookstown. One of the unique characteristics of the Brookstown neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents is lower than that found in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Employment Readiness and employment opportunities
We will provide HiSET/Instruction to include Literacy and Numeracy Gains for our program participants who are in need of the GED.
Vocational Skills Training
Our partners at Baton Rouge Community College and Associated Builders and Contractors Pelican Chapter will provide 75 hours (each) of Vocational Training and NCCER Credential and GED Education Credential.
And group mentoring AND OTHER support SERVICES
Our Volunteer Mentor screening process includes Orientation, Fingerprinting, Federal Background Checks, Training, and Matching with Ready4Life program participants in a Community Event.
Community Strategy Forums
Our partner Comfort Event Hall 7715 Tom Drive, Baton Rouge will host Monthly Ready4Life Community Strategy Forums that will include
RRM complimentary fellowship meals and Community Resource Tables and Networking).
HealthCare Industry Informational Training
Our partners at Ochsner Health will provide program participants with Informational training workshops, Leadership Development Retreats, Employability Training, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships and Internships.
Crime and Violence Prevention strategy
Our Organizational Partners that comprise our CVIPI TEAM will participate in our monthly forums and monthly P.E.A.C.E meetings to provide information sharing and strategy to help develop trust and prevent violence in the community.
Financial literacy and entrepreneurial instruction
Our partners at Red River Bank will instruct our participants to help equip them with the necessary training and skills they will need for career opportunities.
Annual Violence Prevention and Volunteer Recognition AND AWARDS gala
RRM will conduct an Annual Awards and Volunteer Recognition Gala for our mentors, program participants, and community residents and leaders who are involved in the growth and effectiveness of this community collaboration initiative.
VICTIMS ASSISTANCE/CASEMANAGEMENT and community recruitment
Our team of Social Workers connect citizens traumatized by violence to community resources, and Street Workers recruit and equip Mentors and young adult participants to enroll in our program, and residents to sign-up for the Ready4Life Monthly Community Strategy Forums
Our vision is to train, equip, and provide necessary resources for youth and young adults of underserved communities help to prevent and reduce crime, violence, incarceration, and death of these persons of promise and worth. We will work to implement programs specifically designed for the growth and productivity of youth and young adults in various areas of each city in which we operate.