Oakland ReCAST, led by the City of Oakland's Human Services Department (HSD), will promote resiliency and equity for Oakland's high-risk youth and adults most affected by trauma, violence, and civil unrest. A multi-sector coalition of stakeholders will work together to improve behavioral health and reduce trauma among the highest-risk young people and their families, empower community residents, and improve community-police relations.

The goals of the initiative are: (1) Provide coordinated training to community-based social service providers and law enforcement entities to increase use of trauma-informed practices; (2) Expand access to trauma-informed behavioral health services by enhancing use of evidence based models among City-funded human service programs and developing a service pipeline to County-funded services, and (3) Support the work of community partners to address tensions in law enforcement-community relations and to promote community resiliency and healing. Oakland ReCAST will build on three HSD programs that serve Oakland's most marginalized, at-risk populations in need of trauma-informed behavioral health supports: Head Start early childhood, Oakland Fund for Children & Youth development, and Oakland Unite violence intervention, which together reach over 50,000 young people and families through a network of local service providers.

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SM063517-01 HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OAKLAND CA WARNER JESSIE $1,000,000

Chicago has experienced multiple incidents of civil unrest in recent years resulting from officer-involved shootings and the accompanying breakdown in relationships between law enforcement and communities of color. Chicago's Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) will institute community-based participatory activities for high-risk youth and families addressing trauma related to civil unrest and its roots in marginalized communities. ReCAST will conduct training and capacity-building to make Chicago a trauma-informed city, set policy and protocols that have a trauma lens, and promote access to trauma-informed behavioral health practices and services. The Commission for a Safer Chicago, a multi-sector collaboration of 130 city, faith, social service and youth-serving agencies, has strong community partnerships that have worked on issues pertaining to trauma for over a year, will serve as the as the ReCAST collaborative.

ReCAST goals are (1) Promote well-being, resiliency, and community healing through community engagement and community-based, participatory approaches; (2) Strengthen the integration of behavioral health services and other community systems to address social determinants of health that can contribute to health outcomes; and, (3) Create more equitable access to trauma-informed community behavioral health resources. Strategies to address these goals include:(1) Establishing the ReCAST Institute to deliver training and support to agencies and individuals across the city on trauma-informed and restorative practices; (2) Provide Crisis Intervention Team training and mental health awareness for law enforcement and first responders; (3) Develop Community Ambassadors to work within communities to address civil unrest; and, (4) Implement Chicago Connects, a comprehensive resource directory with crisis text line and web application.

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SM063522-01 CITY OF CHICAGO CHICAGO IL DAVIS ERICA $1,000,000

ReCAST West Baltimore approaches trauma informed care from a community empowerment perspective. Community members, academic institutions, community based organizations, and public agencies have developed a shared leadership model that increasingly places the leadership and direction of this project in a Community Board and Coalition. Initial supports include community organizing, mentoring, healing circles, and youth development activities. The civil unrest in Baltimore City grew out of events occurring in West Central Baltimore that is home to the three ReCAST communities of Sandtown-Winchester, Upton/Druid Heights, and Penn North.

The lynchpin of this project is the development of a Community Board, consisting of residents of these communities that will guide the development, implementation, and revision of the ReCAST West Baltimore Strategic Plan. A Coalition of partners, community members, and others has been formed through the proposal development process and continues to meet following submission of this proposal. An initial set of partners includes the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Elev8 Baltimore (a Division of Humanim), Communities United, No Boundaries Coalition, Black Mental Health Alliance, Roberta's House, Office of the State's Attorney, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Seeds of Promise, C&C Advocacy, New Lens Youth Media, Holistic Life Foundation, Behavior Health Systems Baltimore, and Baltimore City Health Department.

Project objectives are (1) implement high-quality, trauma-informed, community-based services in a range of sectors including workforce, education, health, faith-based, and social services to promote connectedness and resilience in youth;(2) increase community cohesion by engaging family members and supportive adults; and, (3) link small, community-based organizations, youth leaders, and community residents with larger private and public institutions to create a support network and to increase access to resources.

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SM063525-01 BALTIMORE CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Baltimore MD MASTERS ANDREW $3,000,000

The Flint Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma Program (ReCAST) is designed to promote resilience in the Flint community by assisting high risk youth and families, mitigating the impact of trauma, reducing behavioral health disparities and increasing the opportunities and training for Flint youth through strong community engagement strategies. These efforts will leverage available cross- agency strategic planning and evidence based-trauma informed behavioral health activities. The target population is high-risk youth and their families impacted by the Flint Water Emergency (FWE). Poverty, exposure to violence and trauma, decreased educational and employment opportunities all contribute to the risks facing youth and their families.

This ReCAST project includes organizing partnerships to empower the Flint community to support at-risk youth and families in developing resilience, reducing violence, building strong families, and community. Goals will use a community-based participatory approach by developing and implementing a strategic plan that builds partnerships and awareness of issues faced by high-risk youth and their families identified through a comprehensive Community Needs Assessment Process. Evidence-based trauma informed interventions will develop a common service philosophy utilizing Skills for Psychological Recovery accessed by all agencies providing services and resources. All high-risk youth and their families who live in, attend school, or work in the City of Flint will be eligible to be served throughout the project. It is anticipated that the scope of this project will target 1,000 high risk youth each year through the 5 year project period.

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SM063521-01 CITY OF FLINT FLINT MI JOHNSON-LAWRENCE VICKI $972,106

Due to recent and historical events, the City of Minneapolis, both the enterprise and its residents, can greatly benefit from an effort to increase the capacity of community-based approaches to strengthening the engagement and resilience of well-being for residents. There are many efforts - public and private, city wide, and neighborhood - to address the issues that factor into quality of life indicators: healthcare, education, income and employment opportunities, housing and transportation. Admittedly, much of this work is isolated. With ReCAST funds, the City will have the resources currently unavailable, and staff to bring together the key stakeholders on a consistent and regular basis, working to address these pervasive and continuing disparities. Additionally, the City and its community partners will use the funds to build capacity towards trauma recovery initiatives in community based organizations.
The City is committed to addressing community healing and working with residents to strengthen and unify the city in the aftermath of this incident through a two-pronged framework. First, the City will focus on community healing and prevention and intervention efforts with high-risk youth and their families. Second, the City will provide training in trauma-informed approaches for first-point-of-contact City staff and staff of community institutions.
The City's framework to meet the above goal of community healing and strengthening relationship between the City and its residents is two pronged. First, to focus on community engagement/healing and intervention/prevention for high-risk youth and their families. Second, to provide training in trauma informed approaches for constituent-facing City staff and community institutions.

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SM063520-01 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS MINNEAPOLIS MN MARSH STEPHENS JOY $1,000,000

Project CATALYST (Community Action for Trauma-informed Access, Leadership, Youth Support and Training) Summary: Project CATALYST will create an ecosystem of care to solidify, sustain and build upon community-based participatory efforts; meet the needs of high risk youth and their families; and promote well-being, resiliency and community healing. The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) and St. Louis Regional System of Care (cross-sector coalition of partners) propose to leverage existing and emerging research, data platforms, partnerships, youth advisory bodies, strategic planning processes and community leaders to provide a cohesive, cross-jurisdictional approach. The
CATALYST Advisory Board will provide project oversight and guidance, but investments and priorities will be determined using community-based, participatory approaches (including participatory budgeting).

CATALYST Project Goals: (1) Build a foundation to promote well-being, resiliency, and community healing through service integration advised by community-based participatory approaches and the Trauma-Informed Community Building Model; (2) Improve access to trauma-informed community behavioral health resources and youth peer support; (3) Create community change through community-based participatory approaches that promote community and youth engagement, leadership development, improved governance, and capacity building.

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SM063523-01 ST LOUIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH BERKELEY MO SCHMIDT SPRING $947,599

Bexar County, Texas (includes the city of San Antonio) is not immune to the civil unrest that makes the national news in other communities. In the past year alone, there are at least eight instances of marches, protests, riots and arrests associated with protests and civil unrest. These marches, protests and riots are not without their merit. The local jail, for example, is disproportionately populated with Hispanic/Latino and African American individuals who come from very disadvantaged backgrounds and who have been marginalized from the larger, mainstream society. These marches, protests, and riots have highlighted the "disconnect" between the local minority community and the criminal justice system. Without opportunities to access services and consequently live productive, rewarding lives without criminal justice intervention, nothing will change.

The overall purpose of the Bexar County Recovery Program will be to create an integrated, seamless safety net that is accessible to marginalized individuals and families in the community. It will focus on (1) the completion of a community-wide needs assessment;(2) the development of a Strategic Plan;(3) the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between all major stakeholders in the community; and, (4) the provision of case management and evidence based treatment for 40 individuals/year for five years. The target population is Hispanic/Latino and African American young people and their families who have experienced some level of criminal justice involvement.

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SM063519-01 BEXAR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT SAN ANTONIO TX CASTRO PH D ALLEN $820,413

The City of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention's Recast MKE Project will target Milwaukee's high-risk youth and families in order to promote resilience and equity through the implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages with trauma-informed behavioral health services in response to trauma and stress associated with recent civil unrest.

From the Strategic Plan, the project will address the goal of the project, which is for the Milwaukee community to work together to improve behavioral health, empower community residents, reduce trauma, and foster sustained community healing. This will be accomplished through the implementation of six sets of strategies and interventions consisting of: Partnership, Disparities in Access, Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Services, Peer Support, Building Community & Personal Resilience and Healing, and Training.

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SM063524-01 MILWAUKEE HEALTH DEPARTMENT MILWAUKEE WI MOORE REGGIE $1,000,000