Grant-Funded Collaboration Between KCK Community and KU Aims to Reduce Youth Violence

REVIVE, or Reducing the Effects of Violence through Intervention and Victim Empowerment is a collaboration between the Ad Hoc Group Against CrimeWyandotte County Community CorrectionsThe University of Kansas Health System, and a federally funded grant program based at KU called Thryve, or Together Helping Reduce Youth Violence for Equity.

Directed by Jomella Watson-Thompson, associate professor of applied behavioral science and associate director at the KU Center for Community Health and Development at the Life Span Institute, ThrYve is funded by a 2017 four-year, $1.7 million grant awarded to Watson-Thompson to study comprehensive approaches to prevent youth violence in the Kansas City area.

Read more about REVIVE and the grant here.

Dola Williams in discussion during a meeting.