Gun Violence Prevention
The record levels of gun violence in our communities are the primary barrier to sustainably addressing Baltimore’s most pressing inequities – joblessness, homelessness, poor education, and health – as we build broad systems to address all social determinants of health affecting Baltimore residents.
The Gun Violence Prevention team develops strategies, through partnerships and coordinated efforts, to shift the culture of gun violence in Baltimore City. The work requires a high level of intentional and innovative programming geared towards
high-risk and at-risk populations. Our programs connect vulnerable populations to services and resources to create more pathways for success. We engage high-risk communities in our pursuit to prevent and intervene in violence that could
result in a shooting or homicide.
What Does the Gun Violence Intervention Team Do?
Our programs connect vulnerable populations to services and resources to create more pathways for success. We engage high-risk communities in our pursuit to intervene in violence that could result in a shooting or homicide. Our programs are:
- Safe Streets
- Group Violence Reduction Strategy
- Expanded Investment in Community Violence Intervention Programs (Coming Soon)
While Safe Streets and the Group Violence Reduction Strategy are MONSE’s two high-profile violence reduction strategies, it’s important to note that part of MONSE’s daily work is to engage, empower, and align public agencies and community partners—the whole weight of Baltimore— in the broader pursuit of increased public safety with more justice and less harm.
We are always looking for help from the community to
help us co-produce public safety.
How can you get involved?
Community Violence Intervention Advisory Board - Deadline 10/7/22
The Community Violence Intervention Advisory Board (CVI AB) is charged with providing high-quality guidance to the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, as it develops, implements, and scales Baltimore’s Community Violence Intervention Ecosystem to include community outreach, hospital-based programming, mediation and violence interruption, victim services, life-coaching, and school-based violence interruption and mediation. Board members are expected to leverage their connections and resource networks to increase the success of the program.
Community members can also volunteer at any of our Safe Streets sites during community events. If there are individuals who are interested in volunteering long-term, we could use support in the following areas:
- GED preparation;
- professional development programming;
- connections to life-sustaining resources.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email us.