The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) partners with a consortium of cities in the Violence Reduction Network (VRN), an innovative approach to fighting crime. This data-driven initiative delivers strategic and intensive training and technical assistance directed to meet each cities’ needs.
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 focused approach.
Ongoing, tailored training and technical assistance, based on goals developed at the summit and individual site needs, to enhance local violence reduction initiatives.
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.
VRN provides opportunities to engage in meaningful, hands-on exchange among VRN sites to maximize opportunities for knowledge transfer and information sharing.
VRN provides various violence reduction-focused resources are offered to VRN sites from ATF, DEA, FBI, and USMS.
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.Violence Reduction Clearinghouse
"The VRN has provided excellent training for our department and encouraged strong collaboration with our federal partners and local prosecutors. This partnership has benefitted us in a multitude of ways. We have been able to focus on violent crime and develop new strategies with all of our partners to reduce violent crime rates in the city of Little Rock."
"The Violence Reduction Clearinghouse is the best single point informational site I have ever seen. This will be of great value for policing nationwide."
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