Violence Reduction Response Center

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Violence Reduction Response Center (VRRC). VRRC provides easy access to DOJ resources to help you address violent crime.


Seeking violence reduction grant opportunities, publications, or guidance documents?
Need training on violence reduction tactics and tools?
Looking to connect with peers in the field to learn and discuss violence reduction strategies?
Seeking subject matter expertise to support violence reduction program implementation in your department?

Contact the U.S. Department of Justice Violence Reduction Response Center
1-833-872-5174 (toll-free)

Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.


VRRC was established under the direction of the Attorney General to connect state, local, and tribal justice agencies with violent crime reduction training and technical assistance (TTA) resources offered by DOJ. By providing direct referrals to DOJ crime reduction publications, grant opportunities, and TTA, VRRC serves as a one-stop shop to connect individuals to the most appropriate resources available. After contacting VRRC, staff will guide you to training and grant funding opportunities, or they can put you in touch with peers and subject experts to learn about and discuss violence reduction strategies. VRRC staff will make sure you receive resources tailored to your specific needs and will facilitate access to those resources, saving you time otherwise spent searching.

Law enforcement agencies, victims’ groups, and other practitioners seeking guidance to address violent crime can contact the Violence Reduction Response Center via phone at 1-833-872-5174 or email at VRRC staff will answer the phone live or respond to email from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. All voicemails and emails will receive a response within one business day.