The city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are joining a rising national movement to stop violence before it happens and empowering the community with quick, effective techniques to resolve conflict.
Alternatives to Violence, better known as ATV, addresses violent crime as a public health crisis. A trusted network of community advocates that detects and interrupts conflicts, identifies and treats high risk individuals and deters violent behavior through community engagement.
Developed by the nonprofit organization, Cure Violence global, this model has lowered crime rates in several U.S. cities and in countries across the globe.
In Charlotte, work begins at Beatties Ford Road and Lasalle Street. A hotspot for violence where the Alternatives to Violence team is building relationships and trust.
Learn more at cltgov.me/ATV