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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information
via email.


704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

Office of Violence Prevention​

Violence is one of the most significant health problems in the United States not only because of death and injury, but also because of the harm, fear, and trauma caused to families and communities. It leads to a broad range of physical and mental health problems that disproportionately impact children, youth, and communities of color.

Approaching violence as a public health issue means identifying the root causes of this epidemic and using data, tools, and evidence-informed best practices to address those causes.

MISSION: To reduce violence in Mecklenburg County by collaborating with County, City, Partners, and Community to increase opportunity, and build healthier, more resilient communities.

VISION: All residents of Mecklenburg County will live, learn, work, and play in safe, healthy, thriving communities.


Alternatives to Violence

To develop safer communities, the city will implement the SAFE Charlotte initiative which includes violence interruption, hospital-based violence intervention and $1 million in grants to local organizations. The initiative also includes pathways to employment and affordable housing. In partnership with Cure Violence Global, and a local host organization, the city and Mecklenburg County will launch Alternatives to Violence (ATV) in the Beatties Ford area.

The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are partnering to implement evidence-based violence interruption programs. Click here to learn more about the Alternatives to Violence program in the Beatties Ford area.

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Comprehensive Planning Process

The comprehensive planning process for reducing violence utilizes community input to assess existing programs, identify and fill gaps in services, and consolidate efforts to reduce violence over time. The comprehensive planning process and all OVP-supported initiatives are driven by these guided principles:

    • Collaboration
    • Inclusion
    • Accountability
    • Capacity-Building
    • Access & Equity


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Violence Awareness and Gun Safety Materials
MCPH, Novant and Atrium have partnered to develop and distribute awareness materials related to gun violence and gun safety, including flyers and a children's activity book. Please click the links below to view and download the materials.

Violence Free Zone Awareness Campaign 
Click the PDF below to learn about the strategic placement of "clean graffiti" messages on sidewalks in areas that see higher rates of violence.


Carolina Violence Prevention Collaborative - CBO Pledge Form
If you are a representative of a local community-based organization (CBO) and are interested in joining the Carolina Violence Prevention Collaborative as either a partner or a member, please click this link to complete the web-based Pledge Form. Once you complete the Pledge Form, you will receive emails and other notifications from the MCPH Office of Violence Prevention regarding collaborative meetings and other events related to violence prevention and education.

NOTE: CBOs that join the collaborative as a member or partner do NOT have to be based or located in Mecklenburg County, but must be local to the Charlotte metro or piedmont region (e.g. Rock Hill, SC, Mooresville, Kannapolis, Monroe, etc.)
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Perks of Membership and Partnership with the CVPC:

  • Special recognition and "shout-outs" for higher level of commitment to the CVPC,
  • Opportunities to fill roles and responsibilities to help sustain the collaborative,
  • Opportunities to participate in and lead Collaborative sub-committees (leadership available to Members only)
  • Opportunities to promote and share your organization, work, audience(s) and upcoming events during Collaborative meetings,
  • Opportunities to act as a guest speaker at Collaborative meetings (available to Members only)
  • Prioritization and extra focus given to needs and areas of interest (available to Members only)




Preventing Violence at Three Levels

Primary: Stopping Violence Before It Occurs
    • Strategies like healthy relationships and environments reduce risks and increase buffers.

Secondary: Immediate Responses to Violence
    • Services like emergency and medical care addres short-term consequences.

Tertiary: Long-term Response to Violence
    • Approaches in aftermath address trauma and rehabilitate perpetrators.

Upcoming Initiatives

    • Violence Prevention Comprehensive Plan
    • 100 Youth Advisory Council
    • Peacekeepers Academy

 

Contact:

Tracie Campbell,  Senior Health Manager, at 980-314-9117 or Tracie.Campbell@MecklenburgCountyNC,gov.





Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information
via email.


704-336-4700

Key Initiatives