The White House Community Violence Intervention Collaborative (CVIC)


Announced by President Biden on June 23, 2021, CVIC is an 18-month initiative that seeks to scale evidence-based, community-led strategies to reduce gun violence and enhance public safety for children, families, and communities. With support from 13 prominent philanthropies, CVIC provides training, technical assistance, and peer learning to help community-based organizations expand their efforts and increase their impact. Through this collaborative effort, White House and administration officials bring together mayors, community experts, philanthropic leaders, and other key stakeholders for joint learning on lessons, best practices, and innovations.

CVIC focuses on the following jurisdictions: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Baton Rouge, LA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; King County, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Memphis, TN; Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN; Miami-Dade, FL; Newark, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Rapid City, SD; St. Louis, MO; and Washington, DC.

As CVIC's anchor, Hyphen engages philanthropy, supports the multi-sector learning network, and manages the training, technical assistance, and communications to grow and sustain the CVI movement and infrastructure for the long term. Hyphen has retained a UCLA research team to document best practices and conduct a process evaluation. 


A key part of Hyphen’s strategy is to draw attention to effective CVI strategies and CVIC leaders who are reimagining public safety in the U.S. As a result, CVIC has received significant media attention; please visit our Media and Resources page for links to recent articles. 

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