New 12-member committee to award funds for violence reduction in Baltimore

A newly appointed committee composed of local nonprofit leaders, students, and Johns Hopkins professors and representatives will award $6 million in grants this spring for efforts to reduce violent crime in Baltimore neighborhoods.

The funds come via the JHU Innovation Fund for Community Safety, a four-year effort to support new and existing community-led programs to curb violence. The request for proposals yielded more than 70 applications offering an array of approaches, focused on community mediation, environmental improvements, youth services, and support for individuals at high risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of violence.

Learn more about the selection committee on the Hub.