Aim4Peace (Aim for Peace) is a public health approach to reduce shootings and homicides. Aim4Peace uses highly-trained violence interrupters and outreach staff, public education campaigns, Neighborhood Action Teams and community mobilization to reverse the violence epidemic in Kansas City, Missouri. Aim4Peace focuses on the neighborhood factors that most often contribute to violence, helping those who are considered at highest risk of committing offenses due to their living or employment situation.
The Aim4Peace program began in 2008 and was originally based on the Ceasefire: Stop the Shooting project in Chicago. Though Aim4Peace currently focuses on the Police Department’s East Patrol Division, with continued success the plan will be implemented throughout the City. Aim4Peace is committed to making neighborhoods safer. Read our brochure.
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded Aim4Peace with a three-year $1.2 million grant in September 2013. The grant will provide resources to allow Aim4Peace to expand its services into new neighborhoods.
In 2011, the National Association of County and City Health Officials recognized Aim4Peace as a Promising Practice.