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Community Violence

Addressing our community violence through strategic, timely, coordinated best-practice efforts in partnership among community leadership, neighborhood residents and law enforcement.

Strategic Objectives:


  • Promote violence prevention as a way of life for community and residents.
  • Coordinate CU Fresh Start Initiative.
  • Use data driven approach to prioritize efforts.
  • Coordinate and support activities to promote positive police/community relations.

Key Projects:

1. Support activities of the Community Violence Response Task Force.

2. Through Coalition partnerships-implement public health approach to addressing community violence.

  • Expand messaging strategies to support local efforts to combat violence amongst community-based organizations and individuals.

3. Build strategies to communicate accurate information on community violence activities.
More effectively inform the community through public forums, neighborhood meetings and monthly Community Coalition meetings.

4. Use comprehensive data to prioritize prevention efforts.

  • Expand the use of data driven approaches in decision making for solving community violence.
    Utilize evidence-based violence interruption strategies to address conflict, retaliation, prevention, meditation, to connect those individuals with resources, support, and options to deter violence in neighborhoods, schools, and public spaces.
  • Expand community-based trainings on trauma, implicit bias, micro-aggression, de-escalation and cultural awareness.

5. Police-Community Relations

  • Expand post-incident trauma healing through ongoing police-community dialogues and safety planning.
  • Coordinate and support neighborhood activities to assist in communication with local law enforcement and neighborhood residents. 
Coalition Meeting at Library in 2016

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