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Buffalo Peacemakers

The Peacemakers mentor youth into healthy lifestyles. We work to build relationships, gather information, and mediate gang conflicts to prevent violence.

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ROCA Inc. (Boston)

Roca’s mission is to be a relentless force in disrupting incarceration, poverty, and racism by engaging the young adults, police, and systems at the center of urban violence in relationships to address trauma, find hope, and drive change.

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ROCA Inc. (Baltimore)

Roca’s mission is to be a relentless force in disrupting incarceration, poverty, and racism by engaging the young adults, police, and systems at the center of urban violence in relationships to address trauma, find hope, and drive change.

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READI Chicago

We work toward safer communities by addressing trauma and increasing opportunity among men most likely to experience gun violence. Based on evidence that combining cognitive behavioral interventions and access to economic opportunity can help individuals stay safer, we work through community-based organizations to directly engage men at the highest risk…

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Chicago CRED

At CRED, we take a multifaceted approach to reducing gun violence, one proven to work in other cities. To create lasting change we work directly with the individuals who are most likely to carry a gun or get shot, and with the communities where gun violence is most concentrated.

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Oakland Unite

All Oakland Unite’s programs target our highest risk community members and neighborhoods, with a particular focus on interrupting violence now as it is occurring and preventing future violence.

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Advance Peace

Advance Peace is dedicated to ending cyclical and retaliatory gun violence in American urban neighborhoods. Advance Peace interrupts gun violence by providing transformational opportunities to young men involved in lethal firearm offenses and placing them in a high-touch, personalized fellowship.

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Diversion Program

Community Passageways

We create alternatives to incarceration for youth and young adults by rebuilding our communities through committed relationships centered on love, compassion, and consistency. We support our youth and young adults at every stage of the criminal legal process—from prevention to detention.

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One Step Further

One Step Further, Inc. has provided valuable services to Guilford and surrounding counties since 1982. A member agency of both the United Way of Greater Greensboro and the United Way of Greater High Point, our services include Adult Mediation Services, Juvenile Mediation Services, Guilford and Alamance County Teen Court, Guilford…

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Urban Ventures: Pathways Program

Urban Ventures and the City Attorney’s Office of Minneapolis partner together to offer Pathways to New Beginnings, a diversion program that is designed as an alternative for those charged with misdemeanor gun offenses. Upon completion of the 9-month Pathways program, individuals can avoid serving time in the workhouse.

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Youth Connect

YouthConnect is an innovative and unique program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) that provides violence prevention, intervention, advocacy and mental health services to young people who are involved in the criminal justice system and their families.

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Hospital-Based Violence Intervention

Project Ujima

Project Ujima works to stop the cycle of violent crimes through crisis intervention and case management, social and emotional support, youth development and mentoring, mental health, and medical services.

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Froedtert Hospital : Hospital-Based Violence Interruption Program

The adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital is home to Milwaukee’s first hospital-based violence interruption program, providing medical support for 414LIFE — a City of Milwaukee Health Department Office of Violence Prevention initiative. The Trauma Center, along with other experts from the Emergency Department and Froedtert Hospital, leads…

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Bridging the Gap - VCU Medical Center

BTG is a program that focuses on Richmond area youth, who have been admitted to VCU Health for intentional injuries such as gunshot wounds, stab wounds, and assaults. The goal is reducing the rate of re-injury, and subsequent health care demands and costs often associated with violent injuries, by providing…

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Rx for Change

Rx for Change, Regional One Health’s Hospital Violence Intervention Program (HVIP), was started in August of 2013 in collaboration with Mayor A.C. Wharton’s “Memphis Gun Down.” Staff Interventionists engage with patients between the ages of 14-40 who live in the Memphis/Shelby County area who present to the Elvis Presley Trauma…

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Turning the Tide Violence Intervention Program (TTVIP)

The MUSC Health Turning the Tide Violence Intervention Program (TTVIP) violence intervention patient advocates provide care and wrap around services to violently injured patients treated at MUSC Health. This program is based on a public health model that recognizes the complex interpersonal, social, economic, and environmental root causes of violence.

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Violence Intervention Program - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was established in 2012 to go beyond healing physical wounds in the Emergency Department (ED) and bring a public health and trauma-informed care approach to treating assault-injured youth.

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Healing Hurt People

Healing Hurt People (HHP) is a hospital and community-linked violence intervention program that provides an integrated care model of trauma focused healing services (evidence-based therapy, supportive case management, and peer services) to survivors of violent injury (stabbings, shootings, and assaults) or witnesses to such violence between the ages of 8…

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Antifragility Initiative

The Antifragility Initiative (AI) is a holistic, person-centered pediatric Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) serving youths and families in the greater Cleveland area.

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Rochester Youth Violence Partnership

The Rochester Youth Violence Partnership (RYVP) is a hospital-based violence intervention program that targets trauma victims under the age of 18 when they present for medical care following a knife or gun injury.

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Kings Against Violence Initiative

Kings Against Violence Initiative, Inc. (KAVI) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) youth-serving organization with a mission to prevent and eliminate interpersonal violence from the lives of young people through advocacy, peer leadership, community mobilization, and social justice. KAVI operates youth violence interventions programs in Central Brooklyn. Our programs take place in…

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VICTORY Program - Capital Health System

When a victim of violence is identified upon admission to the Bristol Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center (RMC), a trauma outreach specialist (TOS) from the VICTORY program can meet the patient at bedside or after leaving the hospital, as well as the meet with the…

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Newark Community Street Team

NCST uses a public health approach in our strategy to reduce violent crime and murder in the City of Newark.

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Dusk to Dawn

Dusk to Dawn (D2D) is a hospital-based violence prevention program at Nebraska Medicine that exposes youth to the physical and emotional consequences of violence as the catalyst for discussion about values, emotions, problem solving and risk and protective factors.

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Life Outside of Violence

Life Outside of Violence (LOV) helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence. LOV’s mission is to decrease incidences of retaliation, criminal involvement, re-injury and death.

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Next Step Program - Hennepin County Medical Center

Next Step is a hospital-based violence intervention program that connects youth and young adult victims of violent injury to resources and support.

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Violence Recovery Program

A dedicated team of advocates who provide supportive services to patients and their families admitted to BWH as a result of penetrating trauma (gunshot, stab wounds or serious assault).

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Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

The VIP is an intensive hospital-based intervention program that assists victims of intentional violent injury, including gunshots, stabbings, and beatings. Victims receive assessment, counseling, and social support from a multi-disciplinary team to help make critical changes in their lives.

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Safe Harbor

The Safe Harbor Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) is a collaboration with the Division of Trauma, the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Department of Social Work, and our community partner, Southern California Crossroads. Safe Harbor HVIP provides wraparound services for victims of interpersonal violence through intensive, post-injury case management.

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Prescription for Hope

Eskenazi Health offers multiple programs to increase awareness and decrease the risk of violence-related injuries and conditions. Education is a key component in the prevention of violence in Indiana.

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Healing Hurt People

Healing Hurt People-Chicago (HHP-C) is a hospital-based violence intervention program (HBVIP) launched in August 2013 as a collaboration between the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Stroger), The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital (Comer) and the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University in Philadelphia…

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MWHC-CVIP - MedStar Washington Hospital Center

The MedStar Health Community Violence Intervention Program (CVIP) was designed to reduce and prevent new injuries and retaliatory violence through promoting an improved sense of self for each patient.

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Hartford Communities That Care

Hartford Communities That Care (HCTC) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3), community-based organization founded in 1998, whose mission is to create a thriving, non-violent and drug free environment for youth and families.

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At Risk Intervention and Mentoring (AIM)

The At-Risk Intervention and Mentoring Program (AIM) at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is a hospital-based violence intervention program that identifies patients at risk of repeat violent injury and links them with hospital and community-based resources aimed at addressing underlying risk factors for violence.

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Youth Alive

Since 1991, as mentors, youth leaders, counselors, case managers, intervention specialists and violence interrupters, we at Youth ALIVE! have worked to help violently wounded people heal themselves and their community.

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Wraparound Project

The Wraparound Project works to reduce injury and criminal recidivism in the most vulnerable citizens of the city of San Francisco. It serves as a vital point of entry, providing mentorship and linking clients to essential risk-reduction resources.

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Wraparound Program

The Wraparound Program is a FREE service for UC Davis Health patients between the ages of 13-26 years who were injured by violence. The program extends care of violently injured youth and young adults beyond the hospital to support long-term healing and recovery while also helping patients find hope and…

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Trauma to Triumph

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s Trauma to Triumph Program works with the City of San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services to provide violence intervention services to patients who have received medical treatment for their injuries at the hospital.  

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Sacramento Violence Intervention Program

The Sacramento Violence Intervention Program (SVIP) is a peer violence intervention program serving the greater Sacramento region. Its goal is to support violently injured youth ages 14 to 26 while reducing their chances for re-injury and recidivism.

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Oakland Unite

All Oakland Unite’s programs target our highest risk community members and neighborhoods, with a particular focus on interrupting violence now as it is occurring and preventing future violence.

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CHOICE

The CHOICE team provides services for victims of gunshot wounds, stabbings and beatings for those aged 13-30. When a survivor of violence arrives at the Natividad Trauma Center, a CHOICE Intervention Specialist meets them at their bedside. They provide advocacy and the support needed for the patient and their family…

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Caught in the Crossfire

Through Caught in the Crossfire (CiC), Youth ALIVE! Intervention Specialists meet traumatized young victims of violence at their hospital bedsides to 1) convince them, their friends and family not to retaliate; and 2) offer practical help and a path towards safety and healing.

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Beyond Violence

John Muir Health identifies trauma patients between the ages of 14-25 who are victims of intentional injuries (e.g. knife assault, gunshot, assault) and reside in East or West Contra Costa County. Identified patients are referred to a Beyond Violence Intervention Specialist (IS) from their community. The IS supports the injured…

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Offices of Violence Prevention

Community Health and Violence Prevention Services (Harris County Public Health)

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.

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Austin Office of Violence Prevention Programs

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.

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Mecklenburg County Office of Violence Prevention​

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.

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Birmingham Office of Peace and Policy

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: <ol> <li>Promote and sustain a peaceful Birmingham through equitable and humane means;</li> <li>Promote and sustain improved public…

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DC Office of Gun Violence Prevention

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…

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Pittsburgh STOP the Violence Office

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…

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Kansas City Aim4Peace Violence Prevention Program

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

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Colorado Office of Gun Violence Prevention

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.

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Rochester Office of Neighborhood Safety

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.

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Albuquerque Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) is a gun violence reduction program that focuses on those at highest risk for becoming part of the gun violence cycles in the City.

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Richmond Office of Neighborhood Safety

Under the leadership of the Neighborhood Safety Director, the Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) is responsible for building partnerships and strategies that produce sustained reductions in firearm assaults and related retaliations and deaths in Richmond.

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Stockton Office of Violence Prevention

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) works to significantly reduce gang/group gun violence within the city of Stockton, using data-driven partnership programs and strategies.

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San Francisco Mayor's Office of Violence Prevention Services

The Mayor’s Office of Violence Prevention Services, founded in 2012, works to make San Francisco safer by leading initiatives that involve multiple departments of city government, community-based organizations, and the private sector.

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D.C. Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

ONSE's Violence Intervention Initiative is a collaborative community engagement strategy designed to support District residents in reducing gun-related violence in our communities.

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Montgomery Office of Violence Prevention

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) offers a comprehensive approach to community safety challenges including all programs and collaborative efforts within the community.

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Portland Office of Violence Prevention

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) was created on July 17, 2006. It reflects priorities identified by City Council to build a more family-friendly city and increase public safety.

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Newark Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery

The Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery was created in 2020 using five percent of the Public Safety budget for community based programs to address factors that lead to crime and violence, and help victims of violence recover from trauma.

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Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development

GRYD currently provides gang intervention and prevention services in 23 GRYD Zones throughout the City of Los Angeles, along with community engagement programming, and various other initiatives.

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Oakland Department of Violence Prevention

The Department of Violence Prevention applies a public health approach to violence prevention focused on community-led intervention strategies to realize sustained safety and stability of the families and communities most-impacted by violence.

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Louisville Office for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods

Our work utilizes the Public Health Approach to violence which offers a holistic approach to addressing issues and striving for maximum benefit for the most people.

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New York City Mayor's Office to Prevent Gun Violence

The Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence (OPGV) serves as a coordinating agency, linking City initiatives, community-based non-profit organizations, and everyday New Yorkers to partner in creating healthy, vibrant communities and addressing the causes and traumas of gun violence in 21 sites throughout New York City.

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Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) uses a community-focused, public health approach to help ensure that everyone can be free from violence.

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Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety

The Office of Public Health and Safety works to address root causes of crime and reduce violence in Indianapolis neighborhoods.

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Atlanta Office of Violence Reduction

The Mayor’s Office of Violence Reduction (MOVR) was created to respond to increased gun violence in the City of Atlanta.

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New Orleans Office of Gun Violence Prevention

This new office will coordinate, fund and evaluate public health gun violence reduction interventions and their outcomes.

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Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

Dedicated to the co-production of public safety in all of Baltimore’s neighborhoods, MONSE will partner with Baltimore’s residents, community-based organizations, institutions, businesses, and agencies to stem the tide of violence, while simultaneously unearthing its root causes.

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Office of Violence Prevention, City of Milwaukee Health Department

The Office of Violence Prevention provides strategic direction and oversight for City efforts to reduce risk of violence through linked strategies in partnership with government, non-profit, neighborhood, and faith organizations.

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Philadelphia Office of Violence Prevention

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) implements strategies and initiatives to prevent, reduce, and end violence in Philadelphia. OVP is particularly focused on addressing gun violence.

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Chicago Office of Violence Reduction

The Mayor's Office of Violence Reduction focuses on community-based investments to reduce violence and promote safety and wellbeing.

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Outreach-Based Violence Intervention

Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance

The Peacemakers Alliance employs outreach workers – including some former gang members – who are credible messengers. The group is involved in mediation, gang interaction, violence prevention, conflict resolution, case management, family services and hospital-based intervention following violent incidents.

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Bull City United

Bull City United works to stop shootings and killings in specific Durham neighborhood using a public health model with three primary strategies: <ul> <li>Detecting and interrupting conflicts.</li> <li>Identifying and treating individuals at high risk of involvement in violence.</li> <li>Changing social norms that tolerate violence in the community.</li> </ul>

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Albany Cure Violence

The Albany Cure Violence team provides proactive intervention for gang activity or at risk youth within the city of Albany. Albany Cure Violence mentors and directs youth into making better decisions that will aid in a healthy lifestyle.

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Save Our Streets

The S.O.S. Brooklyn staff prevent gun violence from occurring in two target areas within the neighborhoods of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant by mediating conflicts that may end in gun violence and acting as peer counselors to the people who are at risk of perpetrating or being victimized by violence.

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Pathways to Peace

Pathways to Peace is a street level team that provides support and nonviolent alternatives for youth who are resorting to violence to settle disputes or becoming involved in gangs and drugs. The members of the City's Pathways to Peace team are available to help safeguard the lives of these youth,…

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Life Camp, Inc.

LIFE Camp provides youth and families that have been impacted by violence the valuable tools they need to stay in school and out of the criminal justice system. We provide programs and other holistic approaches to reinforce self-esteem and respect for life among one another and also connect and mobilize…

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Newark Community Street Team

NCST uses a public health approach in our strategy to reduce violent crime and murder in the City of Newark.

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Cure4Camden Center for Family Services

Cure4Camden is a community based violence intervention program to stop shootings and violence in Camden City. Cure4Camden aims at reducing street violence by stopping shootings and killings in the short-term and changing the underlying conditions that give rise to shootings and killings in the long-term.

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Ceasefire Detroit

Ceasefire Detroit is a community-based violence prevention partnership committed to changing community norms about violence.

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Safe and Successful Youth Initiative

The Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) is a state-funded, community-based secondary violence prevention program that launched in 2011 that is now in 13 Massachusetts cities (Boston, Brockton, Chelsea, Fall River, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Springfield, and Worcester) to address serious youth violence, particularly gun violence.

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HRiA/UTEC

The TC4E delivers training, technical assistance, and network-building to DPH Gun Violence Prevention grantees — youth and young adult-serving, gun violence prevention organizations in high-need Massachusetts communities, including Boston, Springfield, Brockton, New Bedford, Lawrence, and Worcester. Using a public health approach grounded in racial equity, TC4E equips organizations to align…

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Safe Streets Baltimore

Safe Streets is an evidence-based violence prevention and interruption program that works to reduce shootings and homicides in high violence areas, operated by Catholic Charities in collaboration with the Baltimore City Department of Health and the Mayor’s Office for Neighborhood Safety and Engagement.  

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No More Red Dots

NMRD believes that a significant number of homicides and other adverse behaviors are the direct product of spontaneous decisions that are made without at least one of the involved participants being given the opportunity to weigh their consequences and/or options. Therefore, our mission is to intervene in as many potentially…

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Chicago CRED

At CRED, we take a multifaceted approach to reducing gun violence, one proven to work in other cities. To create lasting change we work directly with the individuals who are most likely to carry a gun or get shot, and with the communities where gun violence is most concentrated.

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No Slide Zone

No Slide Zone is a movement supported by the community to improve the conditions of the District of Columbia and provide safe neighborhoods for all residents. The goal is to have a city free of violence and murder. ​

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N.A.R.C.C. Cure the Streets

Cure The Streets is a gun violence intervention organization. Changing the community norms. Empowering community members to become change agents. Identifying high risk individuals offering wrap around resources, barrier breaking, and restorative justice.  

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Collaborative Solutions for Communities

Collaborative Solutions for Communities (CSC) is a DC-based organization committed to helping families and neighborhoods realize a brighter future through engagement and support.

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Youth Alive

Since 1991, as mentors, youth leaders, counselors, case managers, intervention specialists and violence interrupters, we at Youth ALIVE! have worked to help violently wounded people heal themselves and their community.

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Urban Peace Institute

The Urban Peace Institute (UPI) is a recognized leader in the field of community safety, just policing, and systems reform to end violence and mass incarceration. For over 20 years, UPI has worked to develop and implement innovative solutions to address community violence and engage in system reform.

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Soledad Enrichment Action

Since 1972, Soledad Enrichment Action, Inc. (SEA) has offered high-risk youth and their families alternatives to gangs, drugs, and violence by providing a wide array of social, mental health, and educational support services that address the often-complex needs of our youth and their families.

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Oakland Unite

All Oakland Unite’s programs target our highest risk community members and neighborhoods, with a particular focus on interrupting violence now as it is occurring and preventing future violence.

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H.E.L.P.E.R Foundation

At H.E.L.P.E.R., one of our main focuses is violence reduction. This is done by engaging the most vulnerable and high risk populations in individual & group counseling, leadership training, field trips, mentoring, tutoring, job development, job training and workshops.

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Champions In Service

Uplift the community and dismantle barriers through violence prevention, gang intervention, job development, parenting classes, and mental health programs.

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Re-Entry Programs and Services

Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries is the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. For over 30 years, we have stood as a beacon of hope in Los Angeles to provide training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members…

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ACE - Alliance for Community Empowerment

Our mission is to build strength in communities. We do this by working with others and taking action together. Our main services are education, job training and support for families and youth.

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Community Passageways

We create alternatives to incarceration for youth and young adults by rebuilding our communities through committed relationships centered on love, compassion, and consistency. We support our youth and young adults at every stage of the criminal legal process—from prevention to detention.

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University of Pittsburgh Violence Prevention Initiative

Reimagine Reentry is a reentry program for people returning home to Allegheny County from incarceration. At Reimagine Reentry, we come alongside returning citizens to address the unique challenges of reentering the community through a strengths-based approach

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Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute assists and empowers families impacted by violence by providing support to survivors of homicide victims. Applying their peace curriculum in area schools, the Peace Institute works to instill the value of peace in young people.

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Youth Alive

Since 1991, as mentors, youth leaders, counselors, case managers, intervention specialists and violence interrupters, we at Youth ALIVE! have worked to help violently wounded people heal themselves and their community.

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Soledad Enrichment Action

Since 1972, Soledad Enrichment Action, Inc. (SEA) has offered high-risk youth and their families alternatives to gangs, drugs, and violence by providing a wide array of social, mental health, and educational support services that address the often-complex needs of our youth and their families.

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Champions In Service

Uplift the community and dismantle barriers through violence prevention, gang intervention, job development, parenting classes, and mental health programs.

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2nd Call

2nd Call is a community based organization designed to save lives, by reducing violence and assisting in the personal development of high risk individuals, proven offenders, ex-felons, parolees and others who society disregards.  

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Strategic Workforce Development Programs

ACE - Alliance for Community Empowerment

Our mission is to build strength in communities. We do this by working with others and taking action together. Our main services are education, job training and support for families and youth.

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Advance Peace

Advance Peace interrupts gun violence in American urban neighborhoods by providing transformational opportunities to young men involved in lethal firearm offenses and placing them in a high-touch, personalized fellowship—the Peacemaker Fellowship.

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Life Camp, Inc.

LIFE Camp provides youth and families that have been impacted by violence the valuable tools they need to stay in school and out of the criminal justice system. We provide programs and other holistic approaches to reinforce self-esteem and respect for life among one another and also connect and mobilize…

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Newark Community Street Team

NCST uses a public health approach in our strategy to reduce violent crime and murder in the City of Newark.

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Employment Connection

Employment Connection was founded in 1977 after a study by the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis (BAMSL) discovered that employed ex-offenders were 66% less likely to return to incarceration. Our agency immediately began work to reduce recidivism. Employment Connection is also partnering with the…

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Youth Options Unlimited Boston

YOU Boston is a workforce development organization that works with young people, ages 16-24, who are court-involved or gang-affiliated, reentering the community from incarceration, or seeking a refuge from poverty or violence.

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ROCA Inc. (Boston)

Roca’s mission is to be a relentless force in disrupting incarceration, poverty, and racism by engaging the young adults, police, and systems at the center of urban violence in relationships to address trauma, find hope, and drive change.

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HRiA/UTEC

The TC4E delivers training, technical assistance, and network-building to DPH Gun Violence Prevention grantees — youth and young adult-serving, gun violence prevention organizations in high-need Massachusetts communities, including Boston, Springfield, Brockton, New Bedford, Lawrence, and Worcester. Using a public health approach grounded in racial equity, TC4E equips organizations to align…

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Boston Uncornered

The mission of Boston Uncornered is to equip young people with the attitude, skills and experience to graduate from college, focusing on engaging gang-involved youth to become positive leaders in their community.

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ROCA Inc. (Baltimore)

Roca’s mission is to be a relentless force in disrupting incarceration, poverty, and racism by engaging the young adults, police, and systems at the center of urban violence in relationships to address trauma, find hope, and drive change.

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READI Chicago

We work toward safer communities by addressing trauma and increasing opportunity among men most likely to experience gun violence. Based on evidence that combining cognitive behavioral interventions and access to economic opportunity can help individuals stay safer, we work through community-based organizations to directly engage men at the highest risk…

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Chicago CRED

At CRED, we take a multifaceted approach to reducing gun violence, one proven to work in other cities. To create lasting change we work directly with the individuals who are most likely to carry a gun or get shot, and with the communities where gun violence is most concentrated.

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Training Grounds

Training Grounds Inc. (TGI) is nonprofit organization that was established in 2005. Our mission is to assist youth and adults with personal, career and leadership development through various trainings, programs and collaborations. Training Grounds is committed to preparing economically disadvantage individuals for living wage careers and self-sufficiency.

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The T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Project

Preventing interpersonal gun violence through the intersection of youth development and public health.

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No Slide Zone

No Slide Zone is a movement supported by the community to improve the conditions of the District of Columbia and provide safe neighborhoods for all residents. The goal is to have a city free of violence and murder. ​

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Soledad Enrichment Action

Since 1972, Soledad Enrichment Action, Inc. (SEA) has offered high-risk youth and their families alternatives to gangs, drugs, and violence by providing a wide array of social, mental health, and educational support services that address the often-complex needs of our youth and their families.

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H.E.L.P.E.R Foundation

At H.E.L.P.E.R., one of our main focuses is violence reduction. This is done by engaging the most vulnerable and high risk populations in individual & group counseling, leadership training, field trips, mentoring, tutoring, job development, job training and workshops.

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Victim & Survivor Services

Project Ujima

Project Ujima works to stop the cycle of violent crimes through crisis intervention and case management, social and emotional support, youth development and mentoring, mental health, and medical services.

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Not Another Child

The anchor of our mission is to align our efforts so that they impact communities of color on a global level. Through programs, workshops and events, NAC provides reactive and proactive wholeness and healing through unconventional therapeutic support services to those that have experienced a violent and/or traumatic event.

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Life Camp, Inc.

LIFE Camp provides youth and families that have been impacted by violence the valuable tools they need to stay in school and out of the criminal justice system. We provide programs and other holistic approaches to reinforce self-esteem and respect for life among one another and also connect and mobilize…

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Newark Community Street Team

NCST uses a public health approach in our strategy to reduce violent crime and murder in the City of Newark.

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Aim4Peace

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

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Ceasefire Detroit

Ceasefire Detroit is a community-based violence prevention partnership committed to changing community norms about violence.

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Violence Intervention Advocacy Program @ Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center's VIAP Program helps guide victims of community violence through recovery from physical and emotional trauma. Using a trauma informed model of care, VIAP empowers clients and families, facilitates recovery by providing services and opportunities.

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Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute assists and empowers families impacted by violence by providing support to survivors of homicide victims. Applying their peace curriculum in area schools, the Peace Institute works to instill the value of peace in young people.

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Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery - Beth Israel Lahey Health

The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery (CVPR) provides free services to people who are victims of random acts of violence (non-familial), to people who are co-victims (significant others of a homicide victim or community members where a murder has occurred), and to people who are witnesses to violence.

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Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team

The Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) offers the following services for individuals, and communities impacted by community violence: <ul> <li>A 24/7 365 days a year Support Line</li> <li>Community Support at the scene of traumatic events,</li> <li>Support for individuals during events including vigils, memorial and funeral services</li> <li>Referral to ongoing behavioral…

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R.O.A.R.

The types of civil legal services the ROAR Center provides are issues that are often impacted by the crime: crime victims’ rights, protective and peace orders, housing, bankruptcy to ensure collection of judgment against person who caused harm, education and employment (seeking accommodations), expungement (if charges were the result of…

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Prescription for Hope

Eskenazi Health offers multiple programs to increase awareness and decrease the risk of violence-related injuries and conditions. Education is a key component in the prevention of violence in Indiana.

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Project Fire

Project FIRE, our signature program, is a glassblowing and trauma recovery program for youth injured by gun violence in Chicago. In addition to healing through glassblowing, Project FIRE is an employment and mentoring program that provides trauma informed support groups, case management, and medical treatment.

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Purpose Over Pain

We provide positive development activities for children and youth, advocate for and promote safer communities, and strengthen families by providing crisis support to parents/guardians whose children have been victims of violence.

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Inner City Innovators

We offer support services to youth and families that have been affected by gun violence. Our team responds to reports of youth-related gun violence in hopes of using our social capital and life experiences to reduce the chances of retaliation.

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The Traron Center

Our Mission is to expose gun violence survivors to therapeutic modalities that may be absent from their current grieving and coping methods. With a focus on the inclusion of creative arts, we will equip survivors with strategies to healthfully endure the complexities of loss- while promoting community health and solidarity.

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Guns Down Friday

Guns Down Friday works in Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County to support families who have lost children to homicide, suicide, and mental Illness. We provide comfort and referrals to mental health services, athletics, and dance programs.

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Youth Alive

Since 1991, as mentors, youth leaders, counselors, case managers, intervention specialists and violence interrupters, we at Youth ALIVE! have worked to help violently wounded people heal themselves and their community.

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Soledad Enrichment Action

Since 1972, Soledad Enrichment Action, Inc. (SEA) has offered high-risk youth and their families alternatives to gangs, drugs, and violence by providing a wide array of social, mental health, and educational support services that address the often-complex needs of our youth and their families.

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Oakland Unite

All Oakland Unite’s programs target our highest risk community members and neighborhoods, with a particular focus on interrupting violence now as it is occurring and preventing future violence.

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Champions In Service

Uplift the community and dismantle barriers through violence prevention, gang intervention, job development, parenting classes, and mental health programs.

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Youth & Families Violence Prevention Programs

Futures Without Violence

For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. The Boston Initiative's core strategies included: <ul> <li>Prevention through training and capacity building for mental health providers, early child care…

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Homies Unidos

Homies Unidos provides youth life skills and parenting programs for target families and gang at-risk and gang involved youth.

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