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A comprehensive approach to violence prevention and reduction must include promotion, prevention, and intervention. Here are ways to get involved across the spectrum.

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Intervention

Promotion

Universal

Selective

Choose Your Level of Engagement- Each level of engagement can support one or more of the VPC Action Plan Objectives. 

 

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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Promotion

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Intervention

Promotion- Spread the word about VPC within your networks (Objective 2)

 

Universal Prevention- Prevention programs that benefit entire groups or communities (Objectives 2 & 3)

  • Individuals

    • Attend our community capacity-building workshops

    • Distribute the police legitimacy survey

  • Institutions

    • Host listening sessions on community policing

    • Commit resources to community-led advocacy efforts

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Selective Prevention- Prevention programs focused on individuals at high risk for being involved in violence as the perpetrator or victim. (Objective 2)

  • Individuals

    • Connect to VPC member organizations that work directly with youth

  • Institutions

    • Serve those at highest risk for violence first

 

Intervention- Serve individuals directly or indirectly affected by violence in their community. (Objectives 1 & 2)

  • Individuals

    • Serve as an ambassador for the VPC/2-1-1 Community Response Network for victims of violence

  • Institutions

    • Accept referrals from VPC/2-1-1 Community Response Network; Serve those impacted by violence

    • Join us for door to door outreach in communities impacted by violence

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