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The White House Community Violence Intervention Collaborative (CVIC)


CVIC was an 18-month initiative that sought to scale evidence-based, community-led strategies to reduce gun violence and enhance public safety for children, families, and communities. Announced by President Biden announced CVIC on June 23, 2021 as part of his administration's comprehensive strategy to address gun crime, and the initiative was successfully implemented July 1, 2021 through December 2022.  With support from 13 prominent philanthropies, CVIC provided 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 brought together mayors, community experts, philanthropic leaders, and other key stakeholders for joint learning on lessons, best practices, and innovations.

CVIC focused 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 engaged philanthropy, supported the multi-sector learning network, and managed the training, technical assistance, and communications to grow and sustain the CVI movement and infrastructure for the long term. Hyphen retained a UCLA research team to document best practices and conduct a process evaluation. 


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

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