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Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Resources

A collaborative approach to addressing community violence.

Community Stories

Newark Community Street Team
Courtesy: Newark Community Street Team (see reuse policy).

Seven Trailblazers Addressing Community Violence Intervention Across the U.S.

The OJP is working together with changemakers engaged in their communities to make a difference.

Embracing Community Violence Intervention in Boston Communities and Nationwide

OJP invests in Boston CVI organizations and others around the country to expand access to lifesaving interventions.

Toolkits & Fact Sheets

CVIPI Fact Sheet (PDF, 30.8 MB)

This 2-page guide details the DOJ's strategy to reduce community violence, this guide highlights collaborative, evidence-based approaches, engaging high-risk individuals through trusted networks and cross-sector partnerships to foster positive change.

Violent Crime Reduction Roadmap Fact Sheet (PDF, 2.3 MB)

The Department of Justice, drawing on insights from the Council on Criminal Justice, offers a concise guide. This roadmap provides a targeted, 10-step strategy for local jurisdictions, harnessing expertise from diverse professionals and emphasizing DOJ's commitment to supporting communities in effectively reducing violence.

CVIPI Grantee Communications Toolkit (PDF, 1.9 MB)

As a grantee of OJP, we encourage you to share news about your agency’s grant award on social media, along with stories about the impact of your work.


Funding Webinar Materials

On April 11, 2023, the Office of Justice Programs hosted a webinar to provide details about the FY 2023 CVIPI opportunities.  In case you missed it, webinar materials are now available:

Answers to frequently asked questions about the opportunities are also available.

Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention Series

From September 2022 to January 2023, the Office of Justice Programs hosted the Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention Strategies Series of webinars. Access recordings and presentation slides from the webinars or watch them below.

Additional Webinar Recordings