Get Involved

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

Intervention

Promotion

Universal

Selective

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

 

VPC Objective 1: Improve community level response to nonfatal shooting

VPC Objective 2: Advance trauma-informed and evidence-based violence prevention practices in community, systems, and service delivery

VPC Objective 3: Activate communities to strengthen police legitimacy

Promotion

Universal

Selective

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

Tell us how you would like to get involved: