Children’s Bureau of New Orleans Receives “NOLA for Life” Grant

The Children’s Bureau of New Orleans is proud to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the City of New Orleans and Greater New Orleans Foundation through their NOLA for Life initiative. The grant will support the ongoing work of the Project LAST grief and trauma program developed to help children who have been a victim of or witness to violent crime in our community.

Developed in May 2012, NOLA FOR LIFE is New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy to tackle the city’s historically-high murder rate. Recognizing that law enforcement alone cannot solve the murder problem, the NOLA FOR LIFE plan takes a holistic approach to get to the root of the problem, and divides the plan into five main categories including: Stop the Shooting; Invest in Prevention; Promote Jobs and Opportunity; Improve the NOPD; and Get Involved and Rebuild Neighborhoods. Development of the NOLA FOR LIFE plan was fueled by the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team and the City’s public safety and public health experts. For more information, visit www.nolaforlife.org.