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  • VRN Annual Report 2015

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  • VRN Weekly News: July 29, 201

    VRN Weekly News: July 29, 2016

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  • VRN Webinar: Utilizing License Plate Readers for Violence Reduction

    VRN Webinar: Utilizing License Plate Readers for Violence Reduction

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  • License Plate Readers – A Primer

    License Plate Readers – A Primer

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  • VRN Weekly News: July 22, 2016

    VRN Weekly News: July 22, 2016

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  • VRN Webinar: Recruiting a Diverse Police Department Through Digital Outreach

    VRN Webinar

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  • VRN Weekly News: July 15, 2016

    VRN Weekly News: July 15, 2016

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  • VRN Quarterly Newsletter: January – March 2016

    VRN Quarterly Newsletter: January – March 2016

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  • VRN Weekly News: July 11, 2016

    VRN Weekly News: July 11, 2016

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  • DOJ Press Release: New Orleans, St. Louis, and Milwaukee Join Justice Department’s Violence Reduction Network

    New Orleans, St. Louis, and Milwaukee Join Justice Department’s Violence Reduction Network

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  • VRN Podcast: DOJ Community Relations Service

    VRN Podcast: DOJ Community Relations Service

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  • VRN Webinar: Exploring Active Shooter Response and Training

    VRN Webinar: Exploring Active Shooter Response and Training

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  • VRN Podcast: Casualty Care and Rescue Tactics

    VRN Podcast: Casualty Care and Rescue Tactics

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  • VRN Quarterly Newsletter: October – December 2015

    VRN Quarterly Newsletter: October – December 2015

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  • Improving Public Safety and Reducing Recidivism: Police-Corrections Information Sharing and Collaboration

    Improving Public Safety and Reducing Recidivism: Police-Corrections Information Sharing and Collaboration

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About

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is pleased to collaborate with a consortium of cities in the Violence Reduction Network (VRN), an innovative approach to support and enhance local violence reduction efforts. This data-driven, evidence-based initiative complements DOJ’s Smart on Crime initiative through delivery of strategic, intensive training and technical assistance.

Designed to enhance a site’s current goals, VRN builds on efforts already under way, leverages lessons learned, and delivers a broad spectrum of resources via a strategic and holistic approach.


VRN Site exchanges model


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Tailored Training and Technical Assistance

Ongoing, tailored training and technical assistance, based on goals developed at the summit and individual site needs, to enhance local violence reduction initiatives.

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Community of Practice

Working collaboratively with DOJ and practitioners and researchers, the VRN sites have the opportunity to collaborate with other participating sites in a community of practice to address similar needs, problems, and interests.

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Peer-to-Peer Learning

VRN provides opportunities to engage in meaningful, hands-on exchange among VRN sites to maximize opportunities for knowledge transfer and information sharing.

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Federal Law Enforcement Assistance

VRN provides various violence reduction-focused resources are offered to VRN sites from ATF, DEA, FBI, and USMS.


VRN Site Team

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    Executive Leadership

    Executive leadership provides oversight and support.

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    DOJ Program Office Champion

    A DOJ Program Office Champion serves as the point of contact for the site to effectively navigate access to DOJ programmatic resources.

  • VRN Analyst

    A VRN Analyst, provided by BJA’s training and technical assistance (TTA) provider, supports the site’s violence reduction efforts.

Our Strong Points Site Team VRN
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Federal Law Enforcement

DOJ law enforcement agencies support local violence reduction efforts through field offices.

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    Points of Contact

    United States Attorneys’ Offices and law enforcement leadership will serve as local points of contact and coordinate activities and services for the VRN sites.

  • Strategic Site Liaison

    A Strategic Site Liaison (SSL) works with each site to coordinate project services and support enhancement of the site’s violence reduction efforts.

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    DOJ Law Enforcement Champion

    A DOJ Law Enforcement Champion serves as the point of contact for the site to effectively navigate access to DOJ law enforcement resources.

VRN Sites

Violence Reduction Clearinghouse

The Violence Reduction Clearinghouse serves as a one-stop shop for violence reduction-related resources. The Clearinghouse provides the opportunity for users to build a custom “toolkit” based on specific areas of need, types of resources, agency size, and more. The Clearinghouse includes model programs, best practices and strategies, trainings, technical assistance, Webinars, podcasts, publications, VRN site success stories, VRN peer exchange examples, and more. VRN invites you to visit the Clearinghouse to explore strategies and resources that may be beneficial in your violence reduction efforts.

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The Violence Reduction Clearinghouse Includes:

219 Publications
86 Trainings/Technical Assistance
55 Web sites
27 Webinars/Podcasts

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