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Mass Violence Advisory Initiative


Mass Violence Advisory Initiative

Launched in September 2021, the Mass Violence Advisory Initiative (MVAI) equips law enforcement leaders and their communities with expert assistance, guidance, and rapid response resources in the event of targeted acts of mass violence.

A collaboration between the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), MVAI connects local law enforcement leaders with Mass Violence Peer-to-Peer Advisory Teams that are comprised of law enforcement professionals with personal experience navigating acts of mass violence. 

The IACP plans to expand MVAI to also include community, faith-based, and psychological services. The services available through MVAI will be provided at no cost to an agency in need.

Visit the IACP's MVAI web page to learn more.


Department of Justice Launches Program to Help Police Respond to Mass Violence
This September 22, 2021, press release highlights the launch of the Mass Violence Advisory Initiative, its purpose, and how to seek assistance.


Contact MVAI at [email protected] for additional information or to request assistance.

Date Created: September 22, 2021