Our Violence Interrupters are “Credible Messengers,” individuals from the community who possess firsthand experience with violence or a deep understanding of its impact on the community. These individuals also boast strong relationships with targeted populations and other stakeholders within the community. They serve as Outreach Workers, providing crucial Safe Passage services. They provide proactive peacemaking and peacekeeping efforts, as well as violence interruption and active community engagement. Through direct interaction with community members, our Violence Interrupters address barriers and work towards risk reduction by providing valuable resources and referrals. This approach ensures that the community’s unique needs are understood and met effectively, promoting a safer and more resilient environment for all.