Violence Intervention Partnership

Just as the Gang Intervention Partnership was a collective working toward addressing gang and
crew activity and violence in Columbia Heights, the Violence Intervention Partnership (VIP was
created in !ecember "##$ to address the crew%related activity involving youth east o& the
'nacostia (iver) *he original partners were+ (ev) !onald Isaac, ,ast o& the (iver Clergy Police
Community Partnership, the -).) 'ttorney /&&ice, the 0etropolitan Police !epartment, the P.1
*ask 2orce, and the ,ast (iver 2amily .trengthening Collaborative)
VIP3s attention &ocuses on+
• 'ddressing important problems such as truancy, delin4uency and recidivism5
• Coordinating law en&orcement and prosecution e&&orts5
• Integrating programs and services such as mentoring and other supports5 and
• Providing wrap%around services to individuals and &amilies a&&ected by youth, gang
and crew violence)
*he VIP developed protocols to ensure consistency among partners and clients) ,6amples
include incident response, outreach team mobili7ation, and media response) 2urther, members
meet regularly to discuss cases, partnership re&errals, street%level mediations, community%based
outreach e&&orts, and to assess implementation o& its violence reduction, intervention and
prevention strategies)
!uring its &irst two years, the Partnership+
• Intervened to &acilitate mediations &or more than "# male crews and 8$ &emale crews,
di&&using incidents among do7ens o& members to avoid &urther escalations o&
violence5
• Prioriti7ed the involvement o& parents in mediations5
• Held retreats &or rival crews5
• Connected young people with community service opportunities to &ul&ill court%
ordered re4uirements) 0any o& the participants were placed in part%time 9obs and:or
enrolled in partner%sponsored programs that &oster development o& li&e skills and
con&lict resolution skills)
8VIP members are+
• Court .ervices and /&&ender .upervision 'gency
• !C 2amily Court:Court .ocial .ervices
• !epartment o& Parks and (ecreation ((oving ;eaders
• ,ast o& the (iver Clergy Police Community Partnership
• ,ast (iver 2amily .trengthening Collaborative
• 2ar .outheast 2amily .trengthening Collaborative
• 0etropolitan Police !epartment
• /&&ice o& the 'ttorney General
• Peaceoholics
• -).) 'ttorney3s /&&ice
Violence Intervention Partnership
<i%'nnual (eport #=
,ast o& the (iver Clergy Police Community Partnership
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Outcomes
*hough still in its in&ancy, the VIP has made remarkable progress) >ritten protocols governing
have been developed, and the VIP meets regularly to *o date, the VIP has made well over 8$#
partner re&errals &or a variety o& law en&orcement, as well as individual and &amily case
management, &amily strengthening and other supportive services) VIP partners have
Process Outcomes Performance Outcomes
Full Body VIP
Meetings
(Phase 1& 4)
Outreach and
Resonse !eam
Meetings
(Phase 1)
Inter"ention and
Mediations
(Phase 1&#)
$ommunity
%ngagement &
'er"ice Pro(ects
(Phase # & ))
♦ 5 Full Body
Meeting
♦ 14 community
based, law
enforcement and
faith based partners
attending
♦ 95%
Participation
♦ 4% of
recommendations
made by partners
ha!e been address
♦ 15 wee"ly #utreach
and $esponse
%eam Meeting

♦ & 'ore ()P Partners
♦ 9*% Participation
♦ +5 ,outh-young
adult referrals
♦ 1**% ,outh and
Families e.cepted
ser!ices
♦ 1& ()P $eferrals to
/$F0' 1 95% of
referrals ha!e met
their goals
♦ 49 ()P $eferrals to
F0F0' && % of
referrals ha!e met
their goals
♦ 2 #utreach %eam
$eferrals 1 1**% of
youth recepti!e to
inter!ention
♦ 19 Mediation
$eferrals to
#utreach %eam &%
of mediation
response
♦ 2+ '$% 3omicide
referrals 1 1**%
response for
ser!ices
♦ & of 0er!ice
4earning pro5ects
identified per
month 1 1**% of
community ser!ice
pro5ects completed
ha!e e.ceeded
desired community
participation
♦ +** of youth -
young adults ha!e
participated in
ser!ice-learning
Pro5ects
♦ More than 2*
community
partners ha!e
participated in
0er!ice-4earning
Pro5ects
Crime Stats
'i*th +istrict
*ime Period ,anuary #--. / ,une
10
1
#--.
Vs) Period ,anuary #--2 / ,une
101 #--2
;ast *his ? Change
Homicide 8@ "# 88?
'!> "$A "#8 %""?
'e"enth +istrict
*ime Period ,anuary #--. / ,une
101 #--.
Vs) Period ,anuary #--2 / ,une
101 #--2
;ast *his ? Change
Homicide "# "B 8$?
'!> B#8 B#" #
RO$ %ast
*ime Period ,anuary #--. / ,une
101 #--.
Vs) Period ,anuary #--2 / ,une
101 #--2
;ast *his ? Change
Homicide B@ CB 8B?
'!> $D# $#B %8#?
Violence Intervention Partnership
<i%'nnual (eport #=
,ast o& the (iver Clergy Police Community Partnership
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(/C ,ast Jan) 8, "##= E June 8A, "##=
'!> and Homicide by 0onth
*
2*
4*
+*
*
1**
12*
14*
6an Feb Mar 7pr May 6un
(/C ,ast January 8 "##D E June 8A,
"##D
'!> and Homicide by 0onth
*
2*
4*
+*
*
1**
12*
14*
6an Feb Mar 7pr May 6un
'i*th +istrict ,u"enile Victims
*ime Period ,anuary #--. / ,une
101 #--.
Vs) Period ,anuary #--2 / ,une
101 #--2
;ast *his ? Change
'!> $B B# %CB?
'e"enth +istrict ,u"enile Victims
*ime Period ,anuary #--. / ,une
101 #--.
Vs) Period ,anuary #--2 / ,une
101 #--2
;ast *his ? Change
'!> D# D8 "?
RO$ %ast ,u"enile Victims
*ime Period ,anuary #--. / ,une
101 #--.
Vs) Period ,anuary #--2 / ,une
101 #--2
;ast *his ? Change
'!> 88B A8 %8A?
(/C ,ast January 8, "##= E June 8A,
"##=
'!> by 0onth Juvenile Victims
*
5
1*
15
2*
25
8*
6an Feb Mar 7pr May 6un
(/C ,ast January 8, "##D E June 8A,
"##D
'!> by 0onth Juvenile Victims
*
5
1*
15
2*
25
8*
6an Feb Mar 7pr May 6un

.ource(s o& data+ www)mpdc)gov)gov,
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<i%'nnual (eport #=
,ast o& the (iver Clergy Police Community Partnership
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