The Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention Strategies webinar series highlighted a wide range of issues important to successfully implementing Community Violence Intervention (CVI) strategies. Using the BJA CVI Checklist as a framework, the series walked 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 was hosted on the second Wednesday of each month from September 2022 to January 2023, from 1-3pm ET. The webinars were recorded, and the recordings are available below.
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.
Please send any questions to email@example.com.
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.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
- LISC website
- LISC Safety and Justice
- LISC CVI Resource Page
- LISC Chicago Quality of Life Planning
- BCJI Concept Intro: Community Engagement
North Lawndale Employment Network
- NLEN website
- Cities United website
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reimagining Pubic Safety: Moving to Safe, Healthy & Hopeful Communities
- A Guide to Investing in Safe, Healthy & Hopeful Communities Part I
- A Guide to Investing in Safe, Healthy & Hopeful Communities Part II
- Invite to our 9th Annual Convening October 26th - 28th in Baltimore, MD
The Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation
- The Selma Center website
- Guiding questions
- Fact sheet
- Principles and Steps of Nonviolence: summary and comprehensive version
- Selma Needs Healing blog
New Covenant Community Development Corporation
- New Covenant CDC website
- Contact: 773-826-1356
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.
- 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.
Carter's Crew, Arkansas
- Checklist for Community Initiative Planning
- Intake Form
- School and Career Goal Form
- Carter's Crew website
- Contact: email@example.com
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.
Office for Victims of Crime
- Model Standards for Serving Victims and Survivors of Crime
- Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
- Blueprint for a Vicarious Trauma-Informed Organization
- Vicarious Trauma—Organizational Readiness Guide
The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention
- The HAVI website
- Violence is Preventable: A Best Practices Guide for Launching & Sustaining a Hospital-based Program to Break the Cycle of Violence
- SMSV Brief Two: Keys to Collaboration between Hospital-based Violence Intervention
- and Cure Violence programs
- SMSV Brief Three: Best Practices for Supporting Frontline Violence Intervention Workers
- SMSV Brief Five: Best Practices for Training Frontline Violence Intervention Workers
- Violence Prevention Professional Training
Alliance for Safety and Justice
- The ASJ website
- Crime Survivors Speak: National Survey on Victims Views of Safety and Justice
- National Crime Victims Agenda
Life Outside of Violence Program, Washington University in St. Louis
- The READI Chicago website
- Working Together Toward Safer Communities: Reflections from READI Chicago
- READI Graduate video
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 develop successful Community Violence Intervention (CVI) programs through the use of data, performance metrics, and evaluation partnerships. Panelists will discuss the importance of employing meaningful performance metrics, engaging community members in evaluation activities, and telling the story of the impact of CVI strategies.
- Resource about "data walks"
- Understanding the Violent Victimization Experiences of Young Men of Color
- Implementing Outreach-Based Community Violence Intervention Programs
- H.O.L.L.A. Street PAR Program
- The People's Report (full report)
- The People's Report (documentary trailer)
- The People's Report (Ted talk)
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.
- The HAVI's Public Funding Resources
- FY2022 CHOICE Neighborhood Planning and Implementation Grant Notice
- Community Development Block Grant Video
- Arnold Ventures commissioned paper on the importance of CVI
- "Reducing Violence Without Police: A Review of Research Evidence" report
- An article from The Trace on the importance of CVI research
- U.S. Department of Labor Grant Opportunities and Awards
- U.S. Department of Labor Awards $33M in Grants to Prepare Justice-Involved Youth, Young Adults for Workforce Success