The Office of Community Violence Solutions (OCVS) serves as a “think tank” and partner in Denver’s comprehensive and collaborative approach to addressing violence in the community. OCVS convenes an extensive network of federal, state, and local government agencies, local businesses, community-based, grassroots, and faith-based organizations, and residents to work collaboratively to address violence. OCVS supports the development of innovative strategies through coordination and financial support to multiple organizations and efforts around the city that align with the efforts within Denver’s violence reduction model in the areas of community engagement and mobilization, prevention, secondary prevention, intervention, and violence interruption.
Serving Denver Communities
OCVS will help anyone who wants to improve their situation. If you are an agency working with high-risk or gang-involved individuals and would like to refer someone to our program download the referral form. If you require additional assistance, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCVS works to develop and support a network of partner agencies and programs to provide effective and efficient prevention strategies that collectively strengthen families and communities, provide effective and efficient case management intervention strategies to high-risk gang members and their families, and ensure effective enforcement of violent gang crimes.
OCVS seeks to support a network of partner agencies that can provide effective and efficient strategies that collectively strengthen families and communities.
OCVS seeks to create and support a network of partner agencies that can provide effective case management intervention strategies to high-risk gang members and their families.
OCVS seeks to create and support criminal justice partnerships to suppress violent crimes in the community.
OCVS is committed to agency capacity building to effectively address gang violence. Through our training, we provide an educational series on gang structures and dynamics, gang intervention and prevention, and associated strategies and programs. We also offer several trainings conducted by law enforcement and community organizations as we realize there are several topics relevant to learning about and managing gang-affiliated individuals.
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Safe Haven is a faith-led initiative designed to support community members struggling with trauma, fear or frustration as a result of gang violence. Over 20 churches across the city serve as Safe Haven locations. Following an incident, the Safe Haven church closest to the incident is activated for three days and anyone from the community can go to receive support in a safe space. Church members from the Safe Haven network volunteer their time to support community healing. Emotional and mental health specialists are also on-site to provide professional support and connect community members with more in-depth services if desired.
Safe Haven Locations
Office of Community Violence SolutionsEmail: email@example.com