Over the course of 2018 and 2019, an internal “Violence Intersections” workgroup was convened in Multnomah County, requested by Commissioner Stegmann, to analyze how the county prevents and intervenes in multiple forms of violence across departments, and how primary investments are distributed. Recommendations emerged from the process that a cross-departmental committee to work toward a shared violence policy framework that supports and informs the Board of Health policy focus on upstream violence prevention, social determinants of health, and life-course.
Prevention Institute is working with Multnomah County to develop a shared framework to align policies, practices and relationships across departments, so that together the county can get to the root of violence experienced by people in communities and systems. This effort is largely informed by the wisdom that community partners have shared over recent years and includes contributors from Board Teams, Health Department, Human Services, District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, Community Justice and more. Prevention Institute has specifically supported framework planning across partners, facilitated capacity building and strategy meetings and engaged in coaching sessions with the Health Department.
The framework will include the following:
- Commitments, values, and shared definitions
- Policy/funding/program assessment tool
- Priority actions and measures of success
Read an Overview of the Violence Prevention and Intervention Frame