Department of Justice Launches the National Violence Reduction Network

On September 29, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason launched the Violence Reduction Network (VRN), a national comprehensive approach to reduce violent crime in communities around the country. The official VRN Summit was held September 29 – October 1, 2014 in Washington, DC and involved collaborative working sessions focused on analyzing each partnering city’s violence challenges and discussing the variety of existing Department of Justice (DOJ) resources available to address the issues.

The VRN will help localities access a broad spectrum of DOJ resources—empowering the federal government to strengthen partnerships and collaboratively tackle persistent challenges caused by violent crime. The partnering cities are Camden, NJ; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Oakland/Richmond, CA; and Wilmington, DE.

For more information on the VRN, click here.