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Office of Violence Prevention

Implementing strategies and initiatives to prevent, reduce, and end violence in Philadelphia.

Office of Violence Prevention

What we do

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) implements strategies and initiatives to prevent, reduce, and end violence in Philadelphia. OVP is particularly focused on addressing gun violence.

We work to create safer communities by:

  • Promoting violence prevention citywide – partnering with law enforcement, City agencies, and the community to develop and implement The Philadelphia Roadmap to Safer Communities;
  • Investing in what works – using data and research to inform our investments in violence prevention; and
  • Strengthening communities – mobilizing supports and providing positive alternatives in communities to help boost resilience among residents impacted by violence.

OVP supports these programs:

Connect

Address
1425 Arch St.
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email ovpinfo@phila.gov

Now accepting applications

Request funding to prevent gun violence and support communities through a Targeted Community Investment Grant. Learn more and apply by 12/4.

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