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File #: 0800-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/20/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize a grant agreement between Columbus City Council and the Uplift Outreach Foundation in support of their End The Violence initiative; and to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $50,000.00 within the Public Safety Initiatives subfund. ($50,000.00)
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown
Attachments: 1. Ord 0800-2017 DAX Funding
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes a grant agreement between Columbus City Council and the Uplift Outreach Foundation in support of their End The Violence initiative.

The epidemic of gun violence has a community impact far beyond that of the immediate incident. The psychological and emotional trauma inflicted upon those who find themselves routinely exposed to neighborhood violence frequently manifests as cognitive or mood disorders, higher incidence of depression or anxiety, and the perception that violence and is inescapable. For entire neighborhoods, the end result of chronic violence is often abandoned buildings, stagnant economic development, and a lack of opportunity for youth residents to find a sanctuary.

The End The Violence (ETC) program seeks to stem violent activity with a bottom-up approach through direct intervention with those most likely or most at-risk to commit violent acts. ETV utilizes community members with the reputation and experience to deal directly with those whose activities and behaviors are most likely to result in violent acts. They then seek to redirect those individuals to alternative interventions, such as job training, works programs, and mentorships.

Fiscal Impact: Funds are available within the Public Safety Initiatives subfund.

Title
To authorize a grant agreement between Columbus City Council and the Uplift Outreach Foundation in support of their End The Violence initiative; and to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $50,000.00 within the Public Safety Initiatives subfund. ($50,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, chronic violence has a severe, long-lasting impact to community residents that are constantly exposed to trauma, leading to cognitive and/or mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and feelings of helplessness; and

WHEREAS, violence has a similar long-lasting effect on neighborhoods, resulting in economic stagnation, depressed housing or unsafe living conditions, and lack of youth opportunities; and

WHEREAS, th...

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