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Here at St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission, we work to reduce violent crime in the region by promoting and advocating for coordinated, well-resourced policies, support systems, and interventions among area governments, institutions and agencies that serve individuals and families most at risk of violent crime. We are a regional, cross-sector collaboration.

Role: To align, convene, communicate and connect the organizations addressing Gun Violence Prevention and Reduction.

Goal: A reduction in gun related crimes, injuries, and deaths throughout the St. Louis Region focusing on high-risk youth.​

Vision: VPC envisions a St. Louis region where communities enjoy quiet nights and the sounds of children playing during the days. A St. Louis that is a safe and desirable destination for businesses and residents. A St. Louis in which all community members feel protected and served by law enforcement and empowered to have a voice in important regional issues.

Our Objectives

  • Improve community level response to nonfatal shooting

  • Advance trauma-informed and evidence-based violence prevention practices in community, systems, and service delivery

  • Activate communities to strengthen police legitimacy

Contact Us

For media inquiries, please contact Jessica Meyers (314-535-6964 x18 or

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