Violence Intervention Program

By implementing a data-driven, place-based strategy, the Initiative intentionally partners with residents and community organizations to guide the work, provide education and economic opportunity for our clients, and achieve our goals.

By implementing a data-driven, place-based strategy, the Initiative intentionally partners with residents and community organizations to guide the work, provide education and economic opportunity for our clients, and achieve our goals.

Our Three Goals
1) Reducing street-level violence through an effective, evidence-based outreach framework to engage with those individuals most likely to shoot, be shot, and to commit a violent crime;

2) Reducing acts of retaliation and increasing positive healing through intervention services and nonviolence conflict resolution skill-building;

3) Increasing economic opportunities for individuals and neighborhoods through hiring project staff directly from the neighborhoods in which the project will be based.

Victim Services:
Provides holistic, client-centered, wraparound services to survivors of homicide and living victims of violent crime throughout Selma and Selmont.
Supports every victim regardless of circumstance, background, or former offender status.
Responds to homicides and assaults within 24 hours

Street Outreach Services
Responds to incidents of violence 24/7
Mitigates ongoing conflicts clients have in the community and intervenes in street-level violence to reduce harm and prevent retaliatory actions.
Communicate nonviolent messages to violence-engaged individuals.
Connect clients to positive mentoring and skill-building opportunities

Nonviolence training
Education and partnership with organizations, schools, police forces, and community members in the idea and philosophy of nonviolence.
Currently working with, and in, Selma City and Dallas County Schools.
Trained over 300 people in Kingian Nonviolence education to bring nonviolence and compassion into mainstream culture.

Employment and Education
Committed to the growth and development of youth and adults who seek employment.
Partner with local community organizations to provide training skills to secure and maintain employment, increase self-awareness and create opportunities for young people to contribute to the community.
Build a system of measurable outcomes for each individual on the foundation of practicing nonviolence and readiness for change.

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