Community-based organizations, the faith community, local businesses, and community residents such as youth and grassroots activists all have a vital role to play in efforts to prevent violence. Their engagement, input, and leadership are critical in defining the problem and prioritizing and implementing strategies to prevent violence. Then, participation helps ensure that planning, programming, and policies will meet their needs.


  • Community-determined priorities and activities
  • Community involvement in implementation
  • Community involvement in governance
  • Transparency in planning, priority setting & policy development
  • Youth voice and engagement
  • Survivor participation
  • Faith community involvement
  • Business sector involvement