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900 E. Broad St., Suite 201
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
Phone: 804-646-7970
Fax: 804-646-7987


Our Approach to Gun Violence Prevention


In May 2021, Mayor Levar Stoney, along with all members of the Richmond City Council, declared gun violence a public health crisis.

As part of this declaration, Mayor Stoney also formally announced an effort to bring a diversity of stakeholders around the table to collaborate on solutions to curb gun violence in the city. Partnering with members of the Richmond community, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), VCU Health System (VCUHS), and Richmond City Health District (RCHD), the City of Richmond established a working group to explore an evidence-based public health response to address the underlying socioeconomic and systemic factors that promote gun violence.

This collaboration, informally known as Richmond’s Gun Violence Prevention and Intervention Framework, is designed to guarantee that those directly impacted by gun violence, community members, and direct service providers have an opportunity to be heard by the Mayor, the Richmond City Council, and the City’s Administration and includes key elements such as:

  • hospital-based crisis intervention and intensive case management for families, friends, and survivors of violence
  • community-based credible messengers program and trauma response
  • grassroots support to build capacity
  • the establishment of a shooting and homicide review board to better understand the issue of gun violence, and prevent future shootings

Gun Violence Prevention and Intervention Framework

Photo of the GVPI Framework


The Gun Violence Prevention and Intervention Working Group collaborated to create a unique GVPI Framework for Richmond. This Framework serves as the Stoney Administration’s starting point for addressing gun violence. With the assistance of the Human Services Division and the Richmond Police Department, additional recommendations were also incorporated into this report and the overall GVPI strategy.

City of Richmond's 2022 Gun Violence Prevention Report


Download the report in PDF format here

City of Richmond's 2023 Annual Progress Report

Download the full 2023 Annual Report in PDF format here.