Apply Now: Community Violence Intervention Learning Community 

August 25, 2023

The Center for Policing Equity (CPE), in collaboration with The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, is hosting a virtual learning community focused on establishing and supporting community violence intervention programs as alternatives to law enforcement systems. The learning community will be led by CPE policy and community engagement staff and include opportunities for mutual learning and presentations from various attendees and leaders in the field. Teams will work toward building, implementing, or enhancing community violence intervention programs and exploring pathways to prevent violent interactions and recidivism.  

Upon completion of the learning community, teams will be equipped with an action plan to build their own community violence intervention program, including an implementation and funding plan. To build the plan, teams will work through a planning and implementation guide that covers key topics such as goal setting, applying data, resource mapping, policy review, program development, and sustainability. 

The Community Violence Intervention Learning Community session dates will be: 

  • November 9, 2023 
  • January 18, 2024 
  • March 14, 2024 
  • May 9, 2024 
  • July 18, 2024 

All sessions will take place 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET via Zoom web meeting. 

Teams that are interested in participating should submit this application by Friday, October 6, 2023. A CPE staff member will follow up with applicants by Friday, October 20, 2023.

If you have any questions, contact Ileana Mendoza at 

This application should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Who should apply? 

This learning community is open to teams that are hoping to build, implement, or enhance community violence intervention programs and explore pathways to prevent violent interactions and recidivism. Applicants must have a desire to use alternative approaches to community-level violence and support in lieu of a law enforcement response. 

Who should participate?  

Applicants must have a desire to use alternative approaches to community-level violence in lieu of a law enforcement response. Applicants are required to participate as an interdisciplinary team, with each team including representatives such as (1) one representative from a community-based program, (2) one city or county public health staff member, (3) one hospital or behavioral health representative, (4) one first responder to incidents of violence (e.g., law enforcement or existing community violence interrupter), (5) one community champion or advocate, and (6) a data representative. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to include a person or family member who has experienced or been impacted by community-level violence; this representative may overlap with other required representatives.   

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