The Union County Violence Intervention Plan (VIP) is the result of broad community input and efforts over the past five years. Its evidence-based strategies broadly and proactively address crime and violence prevention and intervention beginning with our youth and families. VIP partners and leaders are from area nonprofits, schools, businesses, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, churches, youth, as well as justice-involved individuals and others.
The Union County Violence Intervention Plan (VIP) focus areas are:
- Mentoring and role models
- Neighborhood watches and clean neighborhoods
- Parenting and life skills
- Jobs and targeted education
- Mental health/substance & drug abuse
If you are involved in any effort that proactively addresses crime and violence prevention and/or intervention in any of these areas, SHARE Foundation wants to work with you to:
- Assess needs and resources to identify community assets and resources
- Implement effective and evidence-based prevention programs
- Positively impact children, youth, and families in our county
- Work with decision-makers and advocate for change
- Keep the community engaged and informed
- Measure impact and share results
- Be a catalyst for change
Grant funding for the VIP is January – December and applications must be submitted by October 15, 2021, at 11:45 p.m. Qualifying organizations with measurable evidence-based programs that broadly address crime and violence intervention and prevention are eligible to apply.
Visit https://sharefoundation.com/our-agencies/grants-vip/vip.html to review the written VIP, the 2022 RFP (Request for Proposals), Grant Application, and suggested evidence-based strategies and outcomes. For more information call Debbie Watts, SHARE Foundation VP of Community Impact at (870) 881-9015.