Based off Philadelphia’s Crisis Intervention Network which was a nationally recognized agency founded in the mid-1970s to fight gang violence and drugs, and as a result dramatically decreased gang-related deaths in Philadelphia for over a decade.
Launched in July 2018, the Community Crisis Intervention Program (“CCIP”) is a violence prevention strategy that uses credible messengers who are indigenous to Philadelphia’s most violent neighborhoods to engage and disrupt violence by reducing tensions and mediating conflicts among those most likely to commit violence. After starting with only nine crisis workers when we launched CCIP, we currently have more than 60 individuals serving as crisis workers in the program.
The Community Crisis Intervention Program uses credible messengers to serve as Community Crisis Outreach Workers to prevent and reduce gun violence in Philadelphia. CCIP employs proactive strategies aimed at fostering meaningful relationships in Philadelphia’s most violent neighborhoods, steering those involved in violence (or at a high risk of violence) into alternative positive choices, mediating neighborhood conflicts, and responding to neighborhood crises related to violence.
The City seeks to work with multiple providers. Applicants can submit a proposal for one, multiple or city-wide CCIP implementation. However, all selected organizations will be required to work together towards shared outcomes developed and supervised by the Office of Violence Prevention.
The Request for Proposals can be located on E-Contracts: City Of Philadelphia - Department of Finance (v184.108.40.206) Opportunity # 21220131153718.
Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia, PA, local time, on Friday, April 1, 2022, 5:00 pm.