Here at St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission, we work to reduce violent crime in the region by promoting and advocating for policies and a coordinated, well-resourced support system and interventions among area governments, institutions and agencies that serve individuals and families most at risk of violent crime. We are a regional, cross-sector collaboration.
Role: To align, convene, communicate and connect the organizations addressing Gun Violence Prevention and Reduction.
Goal: A reduction in gun related crimes, injuries, and deaths throughout the St. Louis Region focusing on high-risk youth.
Vision: VPC envisions a St. Louis region where communities enjoy quiet nights and the sounds of children playing during the days. A St. Louis that is a safe and desirable destination for businesses and residents. A St. Louis in which all community members feel protected and served by law enforcement and empowered to have a voice in important regional issues.