Event Title

P.R.O.V.E. Grant Community Partner Analysis

Location

Exhibition Hall, DeVos Center

Start Date

3-2011 4:30 PM

Description

INTRODUCTION: This is a term project for PA644, GIS in the Public Service. Positive Relationships Overcoming Violence Experience (PROVE) is a federally funded grant through the Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) initiative. Part of PSN's objective is to reduce gun violence among the area's youth. To fulfill this objective, the PROVE grant was funded to provide mentoring services for children who are at risk of gun violence. PROCEDURES: Information was provided by Project Safe Neighborhood and the Grand Rapids Police Department. Gun-related crime locations were geocoded using ArcGIS 9, as were the locations of PSN's community partners. CONCLUSION: The maps show key factors that help guide decision making when community partners are chosen for participation in the mentoring initiative. Each dot represents an armed robbery, aggravated assault or homicide involving a gun. The map on the left shows current community partners. The map on the right indicates potential community partners. IMPACT: The map illustrates how the PROVE grant is currently targeting Grand Rapids neighborhoods that have a high prevalence of gun related crimes. In addition, potential future community partners have been identified using this map as a guide.

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Mar 1st, 4:30 PM

P.R.O.V.E. Grant Community Partner Analysis

Exhibition Hall, DeVos Center

INTRODUCTION: This is a term project for PA644, GIS in the Public Service. Positive Relationships Overcoming Violence Experience (PROVE) is a federally funded grant through the Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) initiative. Part of PSN's objective is to reduce gun violence among the area's youth. To fulfill this objective, the PROVE grant was funded to provide mentoring services for children who are at risk of gun violence. PROCEDURES: Information was provided by Project Safe Neighborhood and the Grand Rapids Police Department. Gun-related crime locations were geocoded using ArcGIS 9, as were the locations of PSN's community partners. CONCLUSION: The maps show key factors that help guide decision making when community partners are chosen for participation in the mentoring initiative. Each dot represents an armed robbery, aggravated assault or homicide involving a gun. The map on the left shows current community partners. The map on the right indicates potential community partners. IMPACT: The map illustrates how the PROVE grant is currently targeting Grand Rapids neighborhoods that have a high prevalence of gun related crimes. In addition, potential future community partners have been identified using this map as a guide.