Through collaboration with local and national groups, Prevention Institute (PI) has directly shaped how local, state and national coalitions, government entities, and philanthropy have approached community-driven efforts to promote community safety and prevent multiple forms of violence. For example:
- In Cleveland, Ohio, PI is facilitating a 6-month planning process to engage a Resident Advisory Group and partners to shape the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s investment strategy. Informed by PI’s Community Safety Realized framework, PI is drafting a roadmap document with guideposts, lanes, and priorities.
- In Buncombe County, North Carolina, PI provided technical assistance on our Community Safety Realized framework, coaching on community-driven prevention and systems change, and document review services to support Buncombe County Government Justice Services Department staff and contractors in the development of the County’s community safety plan.
- In Santa Clara County, California, PI provided consultation services to the Health Department since 2017 to support community ecosystems for safety and prevention of violence in Santa Clara County. This has included supporting the establishment of the East San Jose PEACE Partnership, a comprehensive community-driven place-based initiative for health and peace in East San Jose, articulating strategic directions for safety and violence prevention, elevating gun violence as a preventable public health issue, and engaging stakeholders to advance effective local equitable gun violence prevention policies and investments.
- In Multnomah County, Oregon, PI worked with a cross-departmental group 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.
- In East San Jose, California, PI is providing backbone support to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to engage community organizations, government agencies, and multiple sectors, including health care, in creating a plan to reduce and prevent violence and trauma in the community.
- In Contra Costa County, California, PI worked with the Alliance to End Abuse and its multisector Core Project Team to build shared understanding of and commitment to prevention of multiple forms of interpersonal violence through the development of a County Interpersonal Violence Prevention Blueprint,
- In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, PI worked with the Health Department on a Blueprint for Peace to reduce the incidence of interpersonal and structural violence, and to promote community safety and resilience.
- In Kansas City, Missouri, PI developed multi-sector strategies with the Violence-Free Kansas City Committee (VFKCC) in 2015, and is now working with the Health Department and VFKCC to build this work into a comprehensive master plan for community safety and resilience across the city;
- In Los Angeles County, California, on behalf of the LA County Department of Public Health, PI developed recommendations for a proposed LA County Office of Violence Prevention through listening sessions with community-based organizations and faith-based groups, and interviews with subject matter experts, including service providers and survivors of multiple forms of violence;
- PI facilitated the development of Marin County, California’s strategic plan to prevent Intimate Partner Violence;
- PI advised the New Orleans Health Department on the prevention elements of the NOLA for Life murder reduction strategy.
Sample city- and county-wide strategic plans can be found here.
Through research, training and consultation, Prevention Institute also builds tools and supports capacity-building among violence prevention practitioners. For example:
Prevention Institute is also available for keynotes at conferences and short-term consultations and trainings. For example, PI worked with Public Health Madison & Dane County, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, and Washington State Department of Health on short-term community safety consultations and trainings.
To invite Prevention Institute to work with your community, visit our Services page for more information.