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VIOLENCE
PREVENTION

CSC’s Violence Prevention division provides violence intervention services in Wards 1 to 5. 

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Violence Intervention Services, ONSE

Provides violence intervention services in Wards 1 and 4. Program activities/services include community outreach, community engagement, violence interception and interruption, case management, Critical Incident Protocols, partner engagement, peacemaking retreats, and school-based educational and enrichment services. Critical Incident Meetings are held within 24 hours of a homicide or serious incident in Wards 1 to 4. Community-based "Cool Down" activities are held to help communities heal from violence and build collective efficacy.

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Youth Gang Intervention, OJJDP

Provides violence intervention services in Wards 1 through 5. Focus is to decrease  incidents of gang violence, the escalation of violence, and retaliatory violence by intercepting and interrupting potential violence. Program activities/services include, but are not limited to, community outreach and engagement, case management, Critical Incident Protocols, peacemaking retreats and mediations, school-based educational and enrichment services, and soccer as a means of diversion from gang involvement. Coordinates a multi-agency gang intervention and prevention workgroup composed of law enforcement, community organizations, the private sector, and city agencies to address gang violence.

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Youth Gang Suppression, OJJDP

Provides violence diversion/prevention services in Wards 1 through 5. Program activities/services include community outreach, community engagement, violence interception and interruption, case management, Critical Incident Protocols, partner engagement, peacemaking retreats, and school-based educational and enrichment services. Critical Incident Meetings are held within 24 hours of a homicide or serious incident in Wards 1 through 5. Community-based "Cool Down" activities are held to help communities heal from violence and build collective efficacy. Coordinates a multi-agency gang intervention and prevention Steering Committee composed of law enforcement, community organizations, the private sector, and city agencies to address gang violence.