$25,000 grant to UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health
The JKFFC granted $25,000 to UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health to research the implementation and effectiveness of firearm possession by persons subject to domestic violence protective orders (DVPOs). Both North Carolina and Federal law prohibit purchase and possession of firearms, ammunition, and conceal carry permits by persons subject to DVPOs.
Researchers will survey all 100 NC Sheriff's departments about existing policies and procedures related to the confiscation and surrender of firearms and ammunition, as well as barriers and facilitating factors to the implementation of these policies and procedures.
$5,000 grant to UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services
The JKFFC granted $5,000 to UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services for the Teen Media Literacy Conference. This conference serves as a weekend educational experience that houses, educates, and equips teens with the resources and skills to become informed media literacy advocates in their communities. It will prepare teens to become social change agents within their schools and communities. In particular, this conference supports on-going local violence-prevention and healthy relationship initiatives.
The conference serves as an opportunity to gather research and spread awareness on issues in which teens are impacted through media influence with the hope of creating a documentary over the course of the weekend.
This project will result in a number of significant products, including PSA's and photo campaigns from the conference, research manuscripts and conference papers, and a short video documentary. This inaugural conference will launch the establishment of local school-based media literacy clubs during the 2016-2017 school year.