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VIP Technical Assistance & Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder and community engagement are central to PCCD's efforts to respond to gun violence in the Commonwealth. As part of their efforts to identify promising practices and recommendations, members of the Special Council on Gun Violence heard from hundreds of Pennsylvanians through online surveys, public hearings, and other channels to help shape the recommendations it put forth in March 2020.

Based on those recommendations as well as feedback provided by Gun Violence Reduction grantees, PCCD has taken steps to develop and launch a new statewide technical assistance initiative to support local gun violence prevention efforts. 

On April 27, 2022, the School Safety and Security Committee approved a new statewide Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Technical Assistance Project, which is coordinated through a cooperative agreement grant with WestEd, in partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). 

You can learn more about the VIP Technical Assistance Project in this press release.  

More information about the VIP Technical Assistance Project will be posted to this page as it becomes available.

(New!) Interested in Receiving Technical Assistance? 

Community-based organizations who are interested in learning more about the VIP Technical Assistance initiative are invited to contact the VIP Technical Assistance team at WestEd at

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