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Alternatives To Violence: Cure Violence Implementation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,000,000)

In response to an increase in violent crimes and homicides in Charlotte over the course of 2019, Charlotte City Council adopted its Framework to Address Violence in March 2020. The framework is comprised of five pillars that inform policy and program development:
•             Intergovernmental Collaboration
•             Invest in Community-Led Efforts
•             Interrupt Violence
•             Community Collaboration in Priority Areas
•             Use Data and Evidence

Since its adoption in March of 2020, staff and council have worked collaboratively with Mecklenburg County, community members, and other key stakeholders to advance initiatives that address violence and promote safety in our neighborhoods. One of the cornerstones of the Framework is to “Interrupt Violence.” For Over the last three years the city has worked with Cure Violence Global (CVG) to understand how Charlotte might implement their evidence-based model program to interrupt violence in an identified areas of with significant incidents of high violent crime. CVG has worked in cities across the world employing their methodology by leveraging data, trusted messengers, focusing on the highest-risk individuals and tracking key metrics of success:
•             Reduction in shootings
•             Reduction in homicides
•             Reduction in retaliatory violence

Date Created: August 10, 2023