Group Violence Intervention

Group Violence Intervention, led in Pittsburgh by coodinator the Rev. Cornell Jones, helps formerly incarcerated individuals successfully re-enter society. GVI facilitates job connections, advocates Ban the Box legislation, and builds community through individual and group conversations and relationship-building. At a national level, Group Violence Intervention aims to reduce violent crime by bringing together community members, members of law enforcement, and social service providers to focus an anti-violence message on highly active street groups. These strategic partnerships have helped to reduce group-involved violence and gun homicide in a number of cities across the United States. Read more about the organization.