Building Safer Communities
for Our Most Vulnerable
Welcome to the future of
We have a new name,
but our commitment
to caring is stronger than ever.
CTVIP has emerged from a singular idea to an agency with over 20 staff and multiple programs aimed to support our community and youth. We are now known as
Connecticut Violence Intervention and Prevention
which captures our strategic efforts to get ahead of community violence and target the systemic, historical issues of our clients. This rebrand does not just include a new logo and color scheme, to encompass our past, present, and future
goals as an agency that strive to Witness the Greatness
of every youth we encounter.
The CTVIP Team provides meaningful programs and impactful interactions that have helped individuals become resources rather than detriments to their families, neighbors and most importantly... Themselves.
Presentations/trainings since 2019
Clients served in 2023
Mediations in 2023
New Haven, Connecticut is one of the three largest cities in Connecticut, and ranks second for the number of violent crimes committed per capita.
Through the work of CTVIP,
and partnerships with the New Haven Police Department and other community-based groups, there has been a significant reduction in violent crimes among New Haven residents.
Robberies with a Firearm
Gunshots with Victims
Shots reported via Shotspotter
Check out our newly released documentary:Witness Greatness
The Road to redemption is long and winding; it takes the commitment and perseverance of a few to reach positive outcomes for the many who are making the effort to rebuild their lives, and those working to heal from the trauma inflicted upon them.
Follow the CTVIP team as we talk to victims of violence,
meet former perpetrators of crime, and the dedicated warriors striving for equity, health and healing.
Violence Prevention Professionals (VPPs)
are trained and certified credible messenger mentors who present at schools and other organizations
to help them better understand how to work with high-risk youth.
VPPs are always prepared for
Our team is always prepared for crisis and de-escalation.
We work with many community partners to achieve positive outcomes for the clients we reach.
Our 3 Step Process
is an effective means to preventing and intervening in dangerous situations.
The CTVIP team works tirelessly to reduce the level of violent crime within our community.