ICJIA Announces $4.5 Million in Grants To Support Violence Prevention In Communities Across Illinois


CHICAGO—The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) today announced grant awards totaling $4.5 million in state fiscal year 2022 Community-Based Violence Prevention and Intervention Program (CBVIP) funds.

A total of 31 organizations will receive grants to provide community engagement and support, prevention supports for children, youth, and families at risk for being harmed or harming others, and long-term or ongoing trauma-informed support and services both to those harmed by violence and those who have harmed others.

“These grants will empower organizations to provide programs and services that meet the unique needs of their communities. They also align with the State Violence Prevention Plan which promotes prevention programming that aims to build safe and thriving communities by addressing individual and community trauma and community violence,” said ICJIA Acting Executive Director Delrice Adams.

lCJIA’s 2020-2024 State Violence Prevention Plan goals include stopping violence and promoting safety; supporting children, youth, and families; advancing equity in communities; and building healthy communities.

Local organizations with operating budgets of $3 million or less were awarded funding. Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

OrganizationAward Amount
Area Consortium of Educational Services for Our Youth DBA: ACES 4 Youth$225,436
BandWith Chicago$60,465
Between Friends$109,399
Boxing Out Negativity, Inc.$109,399
CHAMPS Male Mentoring Program$101,45
Chicago Youth Boxing Club Inc.$87,693
Chicago Youth Programs$88,450
CircEsteem, Inc.$182,144
Duane Dean$125,000
Entrepreneurs Academy$193,684
Girls Inc.$181,200
Greater Chatham Initiative$156,229
Hope Center Foundation$142,678
Illinois Association of Juvenile Justice Councils$130,220
Ladies of Virtue NFP$100,000
Leaders In Transformational Education$57,254
Lost Boyz Inc.$203,834
Project H.O.O.D. Communities Development Corporation$198,921
Reflections Foundation$50,005
Ring of Hope$110,247
River City Community Development Center$60,465
Roseland Ceasefire Project Inc.$199,682
Taking Back Our Lives$113,116
The Blessed Child$199,311
The Firehouse Community Arts Center of Chicago$176,550
The Support Group$199,980
Trickster Cultural Center$50,535
True to Life Foundation$137,807
Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center$88,000
Youth With A Positive Direction$212,380

CBVIP grants must be spent between February 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022, and organizations in good standing will be eligible for up to 31 more months of funding support.