Founded in July 2022, the Office of Violence Prevention coordinates public safety resources and community violence intervention programs to make St. Louis neighborhoods safer. The new division, funded in part from the America Rescue Plan, is designed to improve public safety outcomes using data-driven community violence intervention strategies. Board Bill 65 authorized the creation of the Office of Violence Prevention.

Service Areas

Currently, the Office of Violence Prevention supervises programming in the following areas:

  • Baden
  • College Hill
  • Columbus Square
  • Dutchtown
  • Fountain Park
  • Hamilton Heights
  • O'Fallon
  • Peabody Darst-Webbe
  • Walnut Park East
  • Walnut Park West
  • Wells Goodfellow

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Map of planned community violence interruption neighborhood

The OVP also plays a central role in the City's ongoing violence intervention work, including the CURE Violence Program and the City's Cops and Clinicians program.



Wilford Pinkney
Director, Office of Violence Prevention
(314) 622-4075
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Contact Information

Email: violence-prevention@stlouis-mo.gov

Phone: (314) 622-4075

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

1200 Market St , Room 401, City Hall
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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