Office of Violence Prevention


The Office of Violence Prevention fosters safe and resilient neighborhoods where all residents can thrive, promoting evidence-based solutions to reduce violence and interrupt cycles of retaliation. In collaboration with residents, community organizations, and various city departments, we build up the collective power of the community to disrupt the root causes of violence by creating a culture of mentorship and well-being.


All community members feel sage and are free from the impacts of violence, with opportunities to co-create solutions and connect with others.

Working Definition of Violence – World Health Organization

The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation. 


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Community Conversations

Share your thoughts as we work together to create a community safety plan. We want to hear about what safety means to you, what you love about your community, what could be better, and suggestions you have for the community safety plan. All community members welcome! 

Join us for the upcoming dates: 

  • February 22, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Southwest High School
  • March 21, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at West High School
  • April 18, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at East High School. Meet in the Library Media Center.
  • May 16, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Preble High School. Use the main entrance. 

View the Community Conversations Flyer (PDF)