Funding Available For Anti-Violence Practitioners

SACRAMENTO (Nov. 17, 2022) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved the doubling of the amount of contract funding earmarked to hire skilled practitioners that can help community-based organizations implement anti-violence programs.

The Administration has made a record $200 million available in California Violence Intervention and Prevention grant money to cities impacted by gun violence, putting pressure on the capacity to deliver effective programs. The $3.6 million now available is designed to expand capacity and training and offer technical assistance to local organizations that are working on interventions. The goal is to help the recipients of the grant funding effectively implement their proposed solutions.

The $3.6 million can be used for training and certifications for frontline workers, mental health services for frontline workers, technical assistance, professional development, and capacity.

“Our CalVIP committee has identified the important need to expand program capacity and provide supportive services to the people who are working day to day on the challenging work of violence intervention and prevention. We look forward to enhancing the resources available to these frontline workers,” said Board Chair Linda Penner.

For more information contact Field Representative Katrina Jackson at

In other business the Board:

  • Approved $4 million in annual federal Title II funding over three years to eight nonprofits and three government agencies to support delinquency prevention and improvements in the juvenile justice system.
  • Authorized Board staff to recruit an executive steering committee for the $10 million Medication-Assisted Treatment Grant Program. The ESC will write the request for proposals. The MAT grant is designed to provide funding for the treatment of substance-use disorders and to pay for medications to help people break their addictions. The services can be delivered in county jails or in a community-based setting.
  • Released a Request for Proposals for the Mobile Probation Service Centers Grant Program, which makes $20 million available to counties to purchase vehicles, equipment, and technology to conduct outreach to probationers, particularly those who are unhoused and struggling to meet requirements. Proposals are due back to the BSCC on Jan. 6, 2023, and the grant period will begin in May.

For more information on these programs please contact the Field Representative on the linked Board report.