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NCJ Number: 148079 Find in a Library
Title: Violence Prevention: Trends in Foundation Funding
Journal: Health Affairs  Volume:12  Issue:4  Dated:special issue (Winter 1993)  Pages:209-220
Author(s): D Metzger; V C Strand
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 12
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The authors discuss private foundation funding of violence prevention programs from 1988 to 1992, with an in- depth look at the data of 1990.
Abstract: Funding patterns changed little during the period. On average, primary prevention programs, which focus on altering societal conditions before they produce violence, received 5 percent of funding; secondary prevention programs, which focus on helping persons deemed at risk, received 35 percent; and tertiary prevention programs, which focus on rehabilitating persons already affected by a problem, received 60 percent. Patterns in size of grants were noted. Included in the data for 1990 were 663 grants totaling $79 million. Domestic violence programs received 23 percent of the grants, but only 12 percent of the money. Rape programs received 6 percent of the grants, but only 1 percent of the money. In contrast, police violence and bias crimes programs received 1 percent and 2 percent of the grants, respectively, but each received 7 percent of the money. In terms of populations, programs dedicated to adults under age 65, females, and victims received smaller-than- average grants; those dedicated to specialists in medicine, social work, law, and education received larger-than-average grants. Few grants were given to programs dedicated to males and adults over age 65. Despite the high visibility of ethnic violence, no specific groups were targeted for research. 6 charts, 6 references
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Criminal justice research; Ethnic groups; Program financing; Statistics
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