COALITION

Safer Tomorrows is a team effort!

Safer Tomorrows is a greater Grand Forks, ND / Grand Forks County collaborative community program with a mission of systematically ending childhood exposure to violence, including physical abuse and bullying, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault, cyber stalking and bullying, witnessing domestic violence, and community violence.

The collaboration includes more than 40 partners (see below) and addresses childhood exposure to violence on multiple levels, including prevention, intervention, treatment and system response.

Safer Tomorrows is one of four projects in the nation to be awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Defending Childhood Initiative to address childhood exposure to all forms of violence in Grand Forks County. All if our organizations, public and private, urban and rural, and secular and faith-based, are collaborating to make children’s lives safer.

The lead partners of Safer Tomorrows are the City of Grand Forks, the Community Violence Intervention Center, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota and the Grand Forks Public School System

This incredible collaboration is the strength of Safer Tomorrows.

Safer Tomorrows Rural Coalition

Safer Tomorrows rural coalition is a greater Grand Forks County, ND collaborative program with the mission to systematically end childhood exposure to violence, including physical abuse and bullying, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault, cyber stalking and bullying, witnessing domestic violence, and community violence. The coalition addresses childhood exposure to violence on multiple levels, including prevention, intervention, treatment and system response.

The program is part of a larger U.S. Department of Justice grant funded Defending Childhood Initiative in six communities to prevent children’s exposure to violence as either victims or witnesses, mitigate the negative effects experienced by children exposed to violence, and develop knowledge about and increase awareness of this issue.