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Violence Intervention & Prevention Project

Addressing Gun Violence and Ethnic Intimidation Towards

Philadelphia's Southeast Asian Communities

Gun violence has affected nearly every Philadelphian and has become a priority issue for nearly every politician and community-based organization alike as the past few years have seen a spike in the number of shootings and fatalities experienced across the City. Some communities, neighborhoods and ethnic/racial groups, particularly the Black and African-descending community, have been more heavily impacted by systems that foster the conditions for violence. Yet, all neighbors living in underserved neighborhoods and within the vicinity of violence feel deeply the impact of fear and trauma that are byproducts of gun violence, community violence, and ethnic intimidation. We know that generations of systemic oppression, othering, and broken trust stemming from the very foundation of our community on the lands of the Lenni Lenape people has gotten us to where we are now.

 

CAGP is committed to being a part of the solution knowing we are one piece of the larger puzzle needed to restore safety to our communities. With our Violence Intervention & Prevention Project, we are dedicated to supporting, amplifying the voice of, and empowering our community, Southeast Asian-descended individuals and families, through multi-generational programming, accessible resources, and opportunities to join their voices, stories, and experiences in the work of violence prevention, intervention, and healing. Simultaneously, we want to be a part of the solution within the context of our wider community. We seek to partner with other organizations and ethnic groups within our community who are experiencing the same conditions of fear and danger to dream of how we can together make strides towards neighborhoods of resiliency, flourishing, and safety for all, no matter the ethnic background or skin color.

Our Objectives

CAGP’s Violence Intervention and Prevention Project is Focused on Five Objectives

 

  • Provide multigenerational programming for South & North Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian communities, including violence intervention and prevention workshops, intimate community circle conversations, and public events discussing gun violence and racism for families, children, and elders

  • Connect community members to additional resources, services, and supports that help them respond to the fear and trauma created by crime, gun violence, and ethnic intimidation

  • Amplify the visibility and voice of Southeast Asian Americans in initiatives and partnerships that address gun and community violence

  • Cultivate and develop best practices for community engagement which promote AAPI, specifically Southeast Asian, representation as stakeholders

  • Incorporate VIP into the various branches of CAGP’s programs and services to the community for project sustainability

CAGP’s Violence Intervention and Prevention Project is Focused on Five Objectives

1

Provide multigenerational programming for South & North Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian communities, including violence intervention and prevention workshops, intimate community circle conversations, and public events discussing gun violence and racism for families, children, and elders

2

Connect community members to additional resources, services, and supports that help them respond to the fear and trauma created by crime, gun violence, and ethnic intimidation

3

Amplify the visibility and voice of Southeast Asian Americans in initiatives and partnerships that address gun and community violence

4

Cultivate and develop best practices for community engagement which promote AAPI, specifically Southeast Asian, representation as stakeholders

5

Incorporate VIP into the various branches of CAGP’s programs and services to the community for project sustainability

Our Services

1

Multi-Generational Programming

Provide multigenerational programming for South & North Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian communities, including violence intervention and prevention workshops, intimate community circle conversations, and public events discussing gun violence and racism for families, children, and elders

2

Resources & Services

Connect community members to additional resources, services, and supports that help them respond to the fear and trauma created by crime, gun violence, and ethnic intimidation

3

Amplify Voice & Visibility

Amplify the visibility and voice of Southeast Asian Americans in initiatives and partnerships that address gun and community violence

4

Cultivate Best Practices

Cultivate and develop best practices for community engagement which promote AAPI, specifically Southeast Asian, representation as stakeholders

5

VIP Work Sustained

Incorporate VIP into the various branches of CAGP’s programs and services to the community for project sustainability

Addressing Gun Violence In & Ethnic Intimidation Towards Philadelphia's Southeast Asian Communities

CAGP is committed to amplifying the voice and visibility of Cambodian and Southeast Asian American community members impacted by the violence in our city. We seek to address the impacts of gun violence and ethnic intimidation toward the Southeast Asian community through offering space for community members to share their stories and experiences with violence; providing multi-generational programming and safety workshops; connecting accessible resources and supports that address fear and trauma; uplifting the voices of our community in these matters as equal stakeholders; collaborating with other community partners committed to this work; and by expanding the work of violence prevention, intervention, and healing into all of CAGP’s programs and services. As we contribute our piece of the puzzle in the issues of violence, we also aim to partner across ethnic, racial, and cultural lines to uplift the voices of all within our community.

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      • អំពើហឹង្សាដោយកាំភ្លើង

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Violence Resources

Click here to see resources for victims and survivors of violence.

Have you witnessed or been a victim of a violent crime? Have questions or need help accessing services? Contact us for referrals.

 

Family & Health Support Services

CAGP North: 267.718.1459 (call and text)

CAGP South: 267.718.1454 (call and text)

  • Violence Intervention Prevention Project

    •  Awareness & Assistance Around:

      • Gun Violence

      • Ethnic or Race-Based Intimidation

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