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CDC Grants Six Million Dollars For VCU Program To Reduce Youth Violence in Richmond

The Centers for Disease Control has just funded a $6 million dollar program at Virginia Commonwealth University to help reduce youth violence in Richmond.

VCU already has programs in place, including bully prevention, domestic violence and date violence. But they want to go deeper.

The program will recruit community members to go door to door, and hold community meetings to brainstorm solutions.

In 2014 the rate of homicides among young people in Richmond was four times the national average. This $6 million dollar grant from the CDC is designed to help bring it down.