Healthy Cleveland's Violence Prevention Committee

Healthy Cleveland's Violence Prevention Committee

The mission of the Violence Prevention Committee is to bring together partnerships that increase community awareness of violence prevention.

Learn about violence and resources for promoting peace here.

Violence Prevention in the Community

You might be wondering what is being doing around Cleveland around violence prevention and what area partners are up to-check it out:

Councilman Reed's Summit Series on Violence Prevention: reaching over 130 individuals attended the series as discussions around violence within Cleveland were discussed by speakers, panelists, and students.

Cleveland Peacemaker Alliance A coalition of agencies working to help end street violence in Cleveland as part of an anti-crime initiative that employs outreach workers to help improve safety for the city’s children and families

Partnership for a Safer Cleveland and Impact 25 A group working to lessen violence in Cleveland by serving as both resources and consultants in the area, and bringing together those who are working towards making safer neighborhoods and putting an end to youth violence.

Working with City Hall

In partnership with the chief of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth within the Mayor's Cabinet, the committee will strive towards a decrease in violence city wide. The committee is excited to see what can be accomplished in the coming years by collaborating with Chief Tracy Martin-Thompson to create a safer city and help prevent future instances of violence. The committee plans to continue their work on engaging the community and implementing strategies proven to be effective in regards to violence prevention city-wide.

How we aim to achieve our mission:

  1. Inform the public on the causes and impact of violence in the city of Cleveland (specifically illuminating the connections between Social Determinants of Health and Violence).

  2. Identify and promote innovative approaches to addressing violence in our community (with an emphasis on the public health approach to violence prevention).

  3. Serve in an advisory role to assist community partners in their approaches to violence prevention. 

More information about our committee:


John James
Research & Policy Analysis Manager
Cleveland City Council

Sheena Fryerson
Violence Epidemiologist
Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity Office
Cleveland Department of Public Health

Point of Contact:

John James
Research & Policy Analysis Manager
Cleveland City Council

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Active Member Organizations:

Cleveland City Council

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Office of Community Relations

Cleveland Peach Makers Alliance

Community Relations Board

CWRU Arts and Sciences

CWRU, Schubert Center

Executive Academy/True Holiness Temple

Greater Cleveland Volunteers

Healthy Minds Healthy Community Consulting


Northern Ohio Trauma System 

Partnership for a Safer Cleveland

United States Attorney General's Office

University Hospitals