The Community Violence Prevention Initiative’s mission is to bring the community together to take a stand against violence and bring solutions and violence prevention strategies that affect the entire community.
Violence Prevention Education
Hartford Community Leaders advocates partner with schools, faith communities, service organizations and businesses to raise awareness about the causes and effects of violence, housing, employment, childcare, food, and transportation.
Positive Youth Development
Advocates also teach younger students about peacemaking and conflict resolution, developing skills that stop violence before it starts, empowering youth and young adults in our community.
Hartford Community Leaders began on May 1, 2014, as a community – based planning process bringing together residents, local organizations, police department and local politicians in a forum to come up with viable solutions to violence. During the first three months HCL generated support and enthusiasm in the community as organizations and community residents stepped forward to take active role in preventing violence in their neighborhood.