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City of Cleveland seeks consultants to engage residents for citywide violence prevention plan; application deadline extended to July 5

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024

Monday, June 24, 2024 — Cleveland — Through July 5, 2024, the Mayor’s Office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to conduct community outreach, engage residents in solution making, and provide recommendations for a citywide violence prevention strategic blueprint.

The selected consultant team will support the goals set forth by Cleveland Thrive, the citywide collaborative community violence intervention (CVI) network to prevent and reduce violent crime in Cleveland.  

In fall 2022, Cleveland was awarded a $2 million federal Department of Justice grant to implement Cleveland Thrive with a particular focus on around youth violence, gun violence, and violence against women and girls. This grant brings together a cross-sector team of leadership partners who are charged with:

  • Leveraging national, state and local resources to coordinate community violence interventions throughout the City focusing on a footprint of high-violence neighborhoods
  • Building a blueprint to address violence, ensuring that individual community violence intervention programs/practitioners are able to meaningfully contribute to the overall violence reduction goals of the City that centers resident voice and focus on targeted neighborhoods
  • Funding existing exemplar community violence intervention efforts, as well as emergent/innovative programs, that are responsive to community needs

The consultant selected for this project will focus on the Buckeye-Woodland, Central, Fairfax, Kinsman/Union-Miles, Mount Pleasant, North Broadway, and St. Clair/Superior communities to gather data and develop recommendations for a citywide plan. The neighborhoods were identified based on previous analysis of an inclusive statistics set and best practices indicating that communities most impacted by violence be engaged in solution making and planning.  

The deadline for proposal submission is July 5, 2024, at 4 p.m. To learn more or apply the full application and project details are available on the Open Gov portal at Project overview (