On December 11 at 7 pm, individuals will place candles in their windows and communities will gather in neighborhoods, schools, and places of worship to light candles both to remember those lost to gun violence and to commit to taking action to prevent future tragedies.
While many are talking about “Collective Impact,” the Violence Prevention Coalition continues to advocate for what we call “collaborative impact.” In other words, what happens when community organizations come together, to leverage resources to achieve common goals.
Our Work Groups are issue-oriented groups focusing on advancing the conversation of violence prevention in their area. Work Groups may focus on advocacy, trainings, providing shared resources, and researching best practices.
Our Coalition-Wide Meetings are held quarterly, and are open and free to all. Each meeting highlights a topic that has emerged as an area or issue of interest to our membership.
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The beauty of the VPC is that there is a rich diversity of professionals and organizations represented. As members meet and discuss issues, there is an organic multidisciplinary approach that occurs. We all learn from one another’s experience, passion, and expertise. Such an approach allows us to analyze situations and envision solutions that address not just ‘symptoms,’ but ‘systems.’
Violence is Preventable
Over the past twenty years, the Violence Prevention Coalition has been at the forefront of the movement to frame violence as a public health issue. We believe violence is the most urgent public health issue of our time. As one of the leading causes of death among our young people nationwide, violence is an epidemic that needs to be recognized, named, and treated with the same investment we give lethal diseases.