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.
OBJECTIVE 1: Coordinate the community level response to nonfatal shootings to increase the number of individuals affected by gun violence who access services
OBJECTIVE #2: Increase the number evidence-based programs and trauma informed violence prevention programs funded by VPC and core funding partners that address root causes of violence
OBJECTIVE #3: Work with regional stakeholders to advance recommendations from previous regional public safety plans.
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