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Shannon Community Safety Initiative (CSI)

The Shannon Community Safety Initiative (CSI) is aimed at reducing gang violence across the Commonwealth.

Shannon Overview

The Shannon Community Safety Initiative (CSI) is a multi-pronged approach to address a community’s gang and youth violence problem using five strategy areas:

  • Social intervention 
  • Suppression 
  • Opportunity Provision
  • Organizational Change
  • Community Mobilization

In addition, Shannon CSI funds are used to support a research component of the Shannon CSI program comprised of the Local Action Research Partners (LARPs) and the Statewide Research Partner (SRP). LARPs provide strategic, analytic, and research support to individual Shannon CSI sites. The SRP provides similar support to OGR, the LARPs, and all funded Shannon CSI sites and partners without a LARP. All Shannon CSI funding (site and partner, SRP and LARP) is awarded through a competitive process overseen by the Justice and Prevention Division. The Research and Policy Analysis Division, provides support to the Shannon CSI Initiative in the form of data collection and analysis.

Please visit OGR's Grant Opportunities page for more information regarding current funding opportunities. Information regarding OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model can be found the link provided below. 

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