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Group Violence Intervention Program

Group Violence Intervention Program (GVIP) is an alternative approach to violence reduction by engaging at-risk individuals affected or are vulnerable to gun violence through suppression, intervention, prevention, and community engagement. GVIP receives support from experienced advisers to implement the best practices and works with local stakeholders to provide services tailored to the unique needs of Memphis.

The GVIP office has three areas of service:

• Intervention

• Outreach and Support

• Focused Deterrence

Since August 2021, the GVIP team and partners have participated in over 300 hours of training with the following organizations:

• The Hospital Alliance for Violence Intervention

• The Whitehouse CVI assessment program

• National Network of Safe Communities

• Urban Peace Institute