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The National Public Safety Partnership Launches 10 New Sites to Continue its Support of Collaborative, Community-driven Violence Reduction

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In 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) piloted a unique new approach to delivering collaborative assistance to communities experiencing high rates of violence—the Violence Reduction Network (VRN).

VRN enabled BJA to join forces with mayors, police chiefs, and a community’s criminal justice stakeholders to develop customized technical assistance for addressing the wide range of public...