Community violence Intervention (CVI) uses evidence-informed, multi-disciplinary strategies to engage individuals and groups with strategies to reduce violence through tailored community-centered initiatives.
The goal is to prevent and disrupt cycles of violence and retaliation, deliver services that save lives, address trauma, provide opportunity, and improve the physical, social, and economic conditions that drive violence.
Managing to assist citizens with responsible options in areas such as:
Life Management Skills and Social Service Assistance – given to help with acquiring birth certificates, Social Security cards, and other important personal documents. They are also directed to the proper services resource in any case of immediate hardship or emergency needs; key in domestic violence situations that can burden family structure.
Wellness Support – providing access to confidential wellness evaluation and therapeutic counseling.
Legal Support – to create periodic sessions where participants are provided with free legal services resources to address barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.
Crime Survivor Support Services – facilitating group bridging with survivor mentors helping survivors of crimes and connecting them to support services.
Employment/Education Referrals – to foster relationships with employers, so that citizens are provided with access and referral to employment and job training opportunities.
High Risk Intervention (HRI): The High-Risk Interventionist team’s primary responsibility is to respond to community-based violence incidents based on intelligence from the community or law enforcement. HRI connects those engaged in violence to supportive counseling, crisis intervention assessment and mediation, referrals, and resource information to restore peace and avoid arrest and incarceration.