You can learn about our three primary approaches for reducing violence.


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The Office of Violence Prevention is guided by research, evidence, and national best practices.

We work with our local communities to make sure solutions reflect community.

We manage many violence-reduction programs. They fall into three primary categories.

  • Evidence-informed strategies
  • Innovation and capacity building
  • Youth-centered

Each program addresses violence at one of three points. 

  • Before it begins (prevention)
  • At the first sign of risk (support)
  • After it happens (healing)

Our programs

Evidence-informed strategies

Local versions of programs used, evaluated, and shown to have promise in other cities


Innovation and capacity building

Community-driven programs designed by and for the people of Minneapolis

Youth-centered approaches

Programs designed to prepare and protect our young people 

Contact us

Neighborhood Safety





350 S. 5th St, Room 115
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday