Community Violence Intervention Strategy

OVP oversees violence prevention strategies and initiatives that strive to prevent, reduce, and end violence – particularly gun violence – in the City of St. Louis.


Community Violence Intervention (CVI) programs focus on reducing homicides and shootings by establishing relationships with people at the center of gun violence in our communities. These programs support people at the highest risk of being victims or perpetrators—or both—of violence.

Based on recent trends in shootings, killings and other forms of severe violence as evidenced by health indicators and local police data on shootings and violent incidents for at least the past three years, the City seeks to focus its initial CVI programming on several specific neighborhoods.


Office of Violence Prevention

(314) 299-2203

2125 Bissell Street, @ Urban League-WTC
St. Louis, MO 63107

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday Please call in advance for appointments.

Contact the Office of Violence Prevention

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