Join a Committee:

Most of the work of VPC is done through our committees. They usually meet monthly, but may meet more or less often based on their projects. Check out the descriptions below and Join a VPC Committee.

Community Engagement Committee

  • To organize and mobilize communities experiencing high levels of violence to lead violence prevention efforts with sustained support from accountable institutional partners.

  • 2018 activities include community canvassing in Walnut Park neighborhood

Policy & Systems Change Committee

  • To partner with police to develop community informed policing practices and policies that improve police legitimacy. Police legitimacy is defined as the degree to which Citizens believe the Police are honest, trying to do their job and protecting the citizens from crime and violence.

Service Delivery & Provision Committee

  • To strengthen the nonfatal shooting response system to provide coordinated services and supports that are trauma informed and evidence based in order to reduce retaliatory violence and address the impact of trauma and toxic stress in communities.

  • 2018 activities include convening service providers who work with nonfatal gun violence victims and resource providers to align services and begin to develop information-sharing agreement

Racial Equity & Systemic Racism Committee

  • To help each committee and VPC as a whole develop violence prevention solutions that address the root causes of interpersonal violence.

Evaluation Committee

  • To investigate the impact of VPC’s activities on its objectives as well as crime reduction and prevention.

Youth Violence Prevention Partnership

  • To embed youth voice into the strategy and decision making of violence prevention efforts, a goal-based committee of VPC