Exploring The "Core Four": An Insight into Community-Based Violence Reduction Strategies

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The National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (NICJR) has extensive experience with what are known as the “core four” violence reduction strategies. These four strategies include the Gun Violence Reduction Strategy (also known as Ceasefire), Hospital-Based Violence Intervention, Advance Peace, and Street Outreach/ Cure Violence. All four strategies focus on communities and individuals at highest risk for being involved in violence; employ what are known as Credible Messengers, or trusted community outreach workers; and provide ongoing services, support, and opportunities for high-risk areas. These elements have been identified as essential components of effective community-based violence reduction strategies across the country. Join Nehali Vishwanath, MPH ‘23 for an overview of the Core Four followed by a facilitated discussion.

This event is virtual. 

ABOUT Nehali Vishwanath

Nehali Vishwanath is a Policy Analyst at the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (NICJR). In this capacity, she authors comprehensive reports, manages strategic initiatives, and conducts data analysis to uplift community-based interventions and policies within criminal justice reform and violence reduction. Nehali leads the Youth Data and Intervention Initiative, an innovative project that focuses on identifying and addressing risk factors for gun violence among youth. She also supports coordination of the National Offices of Violence Prevention Network, a collaboration of around 40 various government agencies across the U.S. whose aim is to promote effective violence reduction strategies. Nehali is passionate about advancing evidence-based policies that target the underlying social determinants of health affecting the prevalence of violence in vulnerable populations.


Nehali earned a B.A. in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University and subsequently completed a Master's in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was a Bloomberg Fellow.

 Event Date
Thursday, March 28, 2024
Start Time: 1:00pm EDT
End Time: 1:45pm EDT

Bloomberg School of Public Health

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