Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention Strategies webinar series



The Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention Strategies webinar series will highlight a wide range of issues important to successfully implementing Community Violence Intervention (CVI) strategies. Using the BJA CVI Checklist as a framework, the series will walk through the stages of planning and implementation of CVI strategies and take a deeper dive into opportunities and challenges that jurisdictions face as they implement these strategies in their communities.

The webinar series will be hosted on the second Wednesday of each month from September 2022 to January 2023, from 1-3pm ET. The webinars will be recorded, and the recordings will be made available on this website afterwards.

Register here for one or more webinars in the series.


The webinar series is in support of the Office of Justice Program’s (OJP) Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative (CVIPI), a recently launched program that will provide significant federal investment in evidence-informed strategies to reduce violence through tailored community-centered initiatives. In June 2022, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law, which invests an additional $250 million in critical CVI strategies over the next five years. The Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative, among other resources provided by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, will help seed and expand the community infrastructure needed to complement law enforcement activities and strengthen our neighborhoods.

Learn more about the OJP Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative.

Join the conversation on social media using #CVIStrengtheningCommunities.

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Bringing a Folding Chair: Planning for Community Violence Intervention and Prevention

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 1pm ET

In this webinar, you will hear from a diverse group of multi-disciplinary leaders in the CVI space about the importance of cross-sector collaborations between trusted partners. These partnerships play an essential role in planning for and building out complementary intervention and prevention efforts that focuses on high-risk individuals and places and the root causes of violence such as inadequate housing, employment, education, mental and physical health care, and other factors that influence quality of life.  The webinar will also provide an introduction to the BJA CVI Checklist, a tool communities can use for planning and implementation of CVI strategies. 

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation
North Lawndale Employment Network 
Cities United
The Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation
New Covenant Community Development Corporation


Elevating the work of CVI: The importance of collaboration in public safety

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 1pm ET

This webinar will focus on a selection of community violence intervention (CVI) strategies and on creating supportive structures for implementing these strategies.  The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will highlight technical assistance (TA) and community-based projects that are successfully implementing evidenced-based and community-informed youth-focused violence prevention and intervention programs.  Participants will hear from several community-based practitioners who emphasize the importance of incorporating lived experiences, youth voices, and family engagement as foundational to their initiatives. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how to integrate program services for youth into a CVI strategy.
  • Explore ways that OJJDP-funded sites have provided meaningful opportunities for youth.
  • Recognize ways to maximize reentry services for youth coming back into a community.

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Carter's Crew, Arkansas


Trauma-responsive CVI practice:  What does it mean and what does it look like?

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 1pm ET

This webinar will bring together a diverse panel of CVI practitioners to discuss trauma, how it impacts communities, and how it affects those who support victims of violence. Participants will hear from CVI leaders about successful trauma-informed approaches that use hospitals, credible messengers, and other partners to support crime victims and survivors. The webinar will also examine how groups working in the CVI space can become trauma-informed organizations that employ policies to support staff resiliency and mitigate the effects of trauma exposure.

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Office for Victims of Crime

The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention

Alliance for Safety and Justice

Life Outside of Violence Program, Washington University in St. Louis

Urban Grief

READI Chicago

Project Ujima

Center for Court Innovation


Promoting CVI Success: Meaningful Measures and Effective Communication

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 1pm ET

This webinar will focus on how to communicate about the success and lessons learned from CVI work.  Panelists will discuss the importance of meaningful performance metrics, evaluation, and being able to tell the story of the impact of CVI strategies. 

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Sustaining the CVI Ecosystem: Sources of funding for CVI strategies

Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 1pm ET

With the influx of federal dollars available to communities to implement CVI strategies, this webinar will provide an overview of different funding streams and how to access them.  It will also provide examples of how communities are successfully using federal funds to strengthen and sustain CVI programs. 

Check back later for speaker information.