FirstPic, Inc. managed the Law Enforcement and Youth Partnerships for Crime Prevention Initiative for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The initiative’s goal was to assist in crime prevention in local communities by creating partnerships between youth and law enforcement. This was accomplished via the implementation of several national programs at local Boys & Girls Clubs. Through this initiative, BJA made seed funding available to more than 230 local communities across the country. FirstPic, Inc. served as the training and technical assistance provider and the administrative manager of this project from 2004-2010. In these capacities, FirstPic, Inc. provided the following services:
- Coordination and management of the annual Law Enforcement and Youth Partnerships for Crime Prevention Training Conference attended by nearly 800 participants.
- Grant management of more than 200 seed funding pass-through grants to local communities.
- Training and technical assistance to local communities.
- Coordination and management training, and technical assistance workshops for each available national program.
- Collection and analysis of performance measures through an online data collection tool.
- Coordination with 21 national organizations to adapt their programs for successful implementation at local Boys & Girls Clubs.
- Maintenance of a comprehensive website for reporting the activities of each participating community and national partner program: http://www.cpinitiatives.org.
- Coordination of Gang Assessments in 10 of the participating communities.