District-Based Violence Prevention Meetings

Building upon the successful Operation Ceasefire model, the Boston Police Department runs interagency, action-oriented meetings that strive to prevent outbreaks of serious gun violence in Districts 2, 3, 4, and 11. These working groups meet biweekly to review recent gun incidents and ongoing issues related to gang violence. As appropriate, participants develop and implement violence reduction plans that combine enforcement, intervention, and prevention strategies. Additionally, the groups communicate to gangs that violence will not be tolerated in Boston, and they work with community-based partners to provide social services and opportunities to youth.