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CT Violence Intervention Program

Connecticut Violence Intervention Program is a group of trusted, trained community members that disrupt, prevent, and stop the spread of violence which results in trauma through crisis intervention and proactive relationships with high risk youth and the institutions that impact their lives in the Greater New Haven area. Connecticut Violence Intervention Program serves the highest risk youth in the community, and works to intervene in circumstances that could possibly lead to gun violence and possible retaliation.

My conversations with the CTOP team have helped me rethink the great work that I do in the community and reframe not only my efforts but also the organizational structure of my agency. I quickly found that added resources and CTOP training will lend to not only the great work that we do at CTVIP, but also to sustain and value the staff doing the difficult work. We are grateful for their support which will lead to safer communities.

Leonard Jahad, Executive Director

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