Did you know?

The term “community violence intervention” (CVI) has emerged recently to refer to programs and strategies working to reduce homicides and shootings that occur in our streets. CVI reflects an acknowledgement that communities experience this violence directly, so community perspectives are essential in creating and implementing solutions.

There are many forms of violence that communities experience that CVIs don’t focus on—including gender-based violence, sexual violence, child abuse, interpersonal violence and domestic violence, violence that emerges from hate and bigotry, police violence, and other forms of structural violence.

While it is critical to shed light on effective solutions to gun violence, we too must acknowledge who and what is left out, which also deserves investment and recognition.