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Local community partners are a critical part of our work and our success in reducing violence in High Point.

Working together with the City of High Point, Police Department and the City of High Point, Community Development and Housing Department enables us to combine law enforcement with community development, a more comprehensive approach to violence reduction.

The Center for Youth, Family & Community Partnerships, University of North Carolina Greensboro has been an active participant in our work and a research partner.  Visit the Center’s Initiatives section for more on its involvement in violence prevention research.

Family Services of the Piedmont is a key partner in our Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative.

High Point and North Carolina are members of the National Network for Safe Communities coalition dedicated to advancing proven strategies to reduce violent crime.  The 2013 Group Violence Intervention Implementation Guide focuses on High Point’s initiative.

HPCAV adheres to the National Institute of Justice‘s (NIJ) definition of focused deterrence.  The NIJ has a funded a national evaluation of the Drug Market Intervention (DMI).

The Bureau of Justice Assistance has provided funding for the Drug Market Intervention Training and Technical Assistance InitiativeHigh Point Community Against Violence.

Michigan State University (MSU), School of Criminal Justice through Bureau of Justice Assistance funds has provided Drug Market Intervention (DMI) training and technical assistance for sites across the United States.  Members of HPCAV work with the team from MSU to deliver training and technical assistance.

One of our earliest national partnerships involved Project Safe Neighborhoods, housed within the US Department of Justice.  PSN work continues today.

Reducing Gun Violence, the Boston Gun Project:  Operation CeaseFire  Operation CeaseFire is the violence reduction program was the basis for the approach we use in High Point today.  The program had never been tried in a city the size of High Point.  We worked and continue to work with the author, Dr. David M. Kennedy.  If you would like to know more about the origins of focused deterrence, this article will be of interest to you.

Anyone looking for law enforcement-related contact information may find Courtsystem.org to be a helpful site.  Telephone numbers, addresses and more for courts, jails, prisons, police and sheriff departments and district attorney offices across the United States are included.  Please be aware this site contains much advertising.