Firearms by Felon Initiative

Crime Stoppers of High Point is beginning a new program that targets felons who are carrying illegal firearms. Anyone who reports information leading to the arrest of a felon in possession of a gun could earn $500. This effort is based on a successful program by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 336-889-4000 or downloading the P3 Tips mobile
app. Tips are always anonymous.

It’s another way our residents can help law enforcement make High Point safer for everyone.

One Man’s Answer to “Why?”

High Point Community Against Violence has always focused on data – the answer to “who” is committing the violence in our city. Data has informed our strategic decision-making: which neighborhoods to target; which people to target. We have focused on the quantitative, not the qualitative. But thanks to William Hill and WFDD, we have the chance to hear one man’s answer to “why” someone commits violent acts.

Listen to it, read it or both.

William Hill and Jim Summey, HPCAV

Job Fair Coming Up

Our Domestic Violence Model Goes National

We are proud to share the news that the National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is launching a new intimate partner violence intervention initiative, based on the successful intervention model we developed here in High Point.  Three pilot cities will be chosen to replicate the model.  This initiative is being funded by a $1.6 million grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

“While we do not receive any of the money,” said Ken Schultz, High Point Chief of Police, “the work and efforts of everyone, to include all of our many partners who have contributed to the success of our program, will now be spread throughout the country and will benefit many more victims of domestic violence.”

More from John Jay College

 

 

New Email Address

Effective August 5, 2015:  To contact us, please use our new email address – hpcav@northstate.net

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!

HPU Communications Class Creates Marketing Campaigns

Earlier this year, HPCAV was chosen by the High Point University (HPU) Communications 4415 class, under the leadership of Dr. Sojung Claire Kim, as the focus of their semester’s work.  The result?  Four outstanding marketing campaigns, designed by a team of students from this class, and presented to HPCAV representatives in early May.

The R.H.O.C.K. Advertising team campaign was selected as the winner, but each campaign had ideas and strategies that could be implemented.  Included were changes to the HPCAV logo, new taglines, fundraising ideas and more and different use of social media.

What really captured HPCAV representatives’ attention was how well all the students understood the history and the goals of our organization.  Their research — conversations with Executive Director, Jim Summey, reviewing the website, attending a call-in, conducting public surveys — informed their campaign creation.  But their understanding of how communities and individuals want to be safe and the importance of building relationships drove their enthusiasm for their work.

Read more about this exciting project with High Point University and be on the lookout for changes to come!

Summey Named Senior Fellow

Jim Summey, D. D., Executive Director of High Point Community Against Violence, Inc. has been named a Senior Fellow in the Justice Programs Office (JPO) of the School of Public Affairs at American University.  Senior Fellows provide multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional perspectives to help guide justice system initiatives.  Summey was invited because of his work with the violence reduction efforts here in High Point.

“This is an exciting time to work in the justice field and your perspective and experience will greatly enrich our work,” wrote Caroline S. Cooper, Director of the Justice Programs Office at American University in the invitation.

Summey began working as a volunteer with HPCAV while he was the Minister at English Road Baptist Church in High Point.  He became Executive Director in 2009.

For more information about the Justice Programs Office and Senior Fellow Program, visit the American University website.


 

Domestic Violence Initiative Covered in Independent Weekly

Our Domestic Violence Initiative is the focus of a great article by John Tucker, Staff Writer with the Independent Weekly.  It was written as a two part series, but you can read it in its entirety on line.

Tucker chose to take a national approach to the story and did his research with professionals as well a victim and her family.  It’s a well rounded look at domestic violence and what High Point is doing to make a difference.

 

 

The Work Continues

The day to day work of building relationships, guiding our clients in skill building and positive decision making, and supporting their efforts to change their lives continues.  High Point Community Against Violence welcomes your participation in our monthly meetings as well as at our notifications or “call ins.”

The next monthly meeting will be April 10, 8:00 a.m. at the Washington Terrace Park community center on Gordon Road.  See our Events page for all upcoming meetings.

The notification meeting will be on May 7 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall on Hamilton Street.

 

Let The Race Begin!

Join us for “The Amazing High Point Race.”

Be a sponsor of our first fundraiser!

Be a participant – test your knowledge of local history and your sense of community!  

Simply recruit a four-person team from your office, family, civic club, school, or place of worship -OR- compete as an individual. Your team must accumulate the most points from locations all over High Point and make it to the finish line!

Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st place winners in each of three divisions:

– Team of four (members must be at least 18)–$1,000

– Family of four (one adult/three children – OR – two adults/two children–Children must be 17 or younger.)–$500

– Individual (must be 18 or older)–$250

Entry fees for each division are:  Team of four–$100; Family of four–$50; Individual–$25

Fees are non-refundable and tax deductible.

While you and your team race through town on your scavenger hunt for points, everyone else can enjoy the Race Festival at Oak Hollow Mall.  We’ll have great food, arts and crafts, entertainment, inflatables, car shows — something for the entire family.

WHEN:  Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., rain or shine

– On-site registration* begins:  9 a.m. in the Oak Hollow Mall parking lot

– Race instructions distributed & race begins:  11 a.m.

– Race ends:  1 p.m. at the Festival site

– Winners announced:  2 p.m. (You must be present to win.)

– Festival ends:  3 p.m.

*To pre-register:  Download the Amazing High Point Race entry form or pick up a form at the High Point CAV office, 792 N. Main St.

Complete a form for each participant. Mail or hand deliver the form with your non-refundable, tax deductible entry fee check made payable to High Point CAV, 792 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27262.

See you there!