Community Violence Intervention
If you live in a community with violence, it affects your life every day. You want to do something about the violence. At the same time, you want the people involved to get help. You believe that solutions come from within the community and above all, you want the approach you use to work.
Our Program Director Eddie Franz explains why he, and ultimately we, do CVI work in Austin, TX. It is life changing for us to see high risk individuals choose a safer and more successful path in life.
WHAT WE DO
DETECT & INTERRUPT
POTENTIALLY VIOLENT SITUATIONS
THOSE MOST LIKELY TO ENGAGE IN VIOLENCE
THE COMMUNITY TO WANT CHANGE
HOW WE DO IT
Through trusted and credible messengers
and the community
Trusted and credible messengers live and are known in the Georgian Acres or Pleasant Valley/Riverside communities, are trusted by the other people who live there and who want to mediate and stop violence before it happens.