Mayor Luttrell announces new program to aid violence exposed children | Community Spirit
(WMC-TV) – Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has announced a new program that will connect service providers and other partners to aid and assist in the care of children exposed to violence, and will also lend support to their families.
Dubbed “Network for Overcoming Violence and Abuse”, or NOVA, has already began providing services in the Raleigh-Frayser and Hickory Hill areas. Research data shows the six zip codes in these areas have high incidences of children being exposed to violence at home, and are victims of or witnesses to crime.
The county Office for Early Childhood and Youth received $2 million, as part of the U.S. Department of Justice Defending Childhood Initiative, to create the collaborative network and provide counseling and other victim services in those areas. Memphis was just one of eight cities in the country to receiving the federal funding.
Children living in the following zip codes are eligible for services immediately through NOVA:
To contact a trained provider with NOVA, call (901) 222-3990.
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