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New Mass Violence Advisory Initiative Announced

The new Mass Violence Advisory Initiative (MVAI), a collaboration between the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), equips law enforcement leaders and their communities with expert assistance, guidance, and rapid response resources in the event of targeted acts of mass violence.

MVAI connects local law enforcement leaders with Mass Violence Peer-to-Peer Advisory Teams, comprised of law enforcement professionals with personal experience navigating acts of mass violence and their aftershocks. The IACP plans to expand the initiative to include community, faith-based, and psychological services that will take a trauma-informed approach to officer and community healing, safety, and wellness.

The IACP will provide these services at no cost to an agency in need.

Learn more on the MVAI page, in the press release, and on the IACP site.

Date Published: September 22, 2021