The Division of Violence and Injury Prevention (DVIP) works to prevent and respond to injuries and violence, especially among those who are affected at higher rates. DVIP promotes health, safety, and well-being for all residents of the Commonwealth.

The Community Health and Violence Prevention Services (CHVPS) will provide strategic direction, oversight, and implementation of efforts to address the root causes of pressing public safety challenges through a public health approach.

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) invests in the equitable access to safety in Austin through evidence-based, community-led programming targeted to those who need it most.

Our mission is to reduce violence in Mecklenburg County by collaborating with County, City, Partners, and Community to increase opportunity, and build healthier, more resilient communities.

It is the mission of the Office of Peace and Policy to use the power of community knowledge, social science, and applied research to implement, develop and create strategies, policies and programs that:

  1. Promote and sustain a peaceful Birmingham through equitable and humane means;
  2. Promote and sustain improved public health for the residents of Birmingham by addressing risk and protective factors
  3. Establish an entity to critically analyze, preserve, and apply data, knowledge, and research pertaining to and including the City of Birmingham and its residents.

The Office of Gun Violence Prevention (OGVP) coordinates and administers the Building Blocks DC (BBDC) city-wide gun violence prevention strategy which transforms the government’s approach to justice by supporting vibrant communities where residents are empowered to co-create public safety. OGVP serves as a coordinating office, linking City initiatives, community-based non-profit organizations, and everyday Washingtonians in partnership to address gun violence and prioritize public safety.


Violence Prevention for the Department of Public Safety is coordinated by the STOP the Violence Office. The STOP the Violence Office attempts to promote, assist and connect the anti-violence activities sponsored by the City of Pittsburgh with other governmental and private anti-violence activities and with citizens who want to eliminate violence.

Aim4Peace is a public health approach to reduce shootings and homicides and reverse the violence epidemic in Kansas City, MO.

The Office of Gun Violence Prevention is a new office in CDPHE that will coordinate and promote effective strategies to reduce gun violence in our state.

The mission of the Office of Neighborhood Safety is to establish and implement a community-based intervention and prevention strategy to combat and eliminate violence in the City of Rochester.