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Ready4Life
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.”

Project Abstract

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.

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Project Activities

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.

ONE-ON-ONE
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. 

Ready4Life
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

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Enroll now

Enrollment is limited to fifty (50) trauma-involved young adults annually! The deadline to complete the enrollment application is November 30, 2022!

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MENTORS WANTED

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.