Notifications (Call-In) Dates For 2020
Location: High Point City Hall/Council Chambers
3rd floor, 211 S. Hamilton St. High Point, NC
Contact: Detective Riley - VCTF Coordinator 336-887-7866
Information About Notifications (Call-in)
1. Identification -- Identifying those persons committing a violent crime and the patterns of violent criminal behavior.
2. Investigation/Prosecution - Properly investigating cases to produce criminal charges and working toward a successful prosecution in court (conviction on the charge).
3. Notification/Offer - Telling violent offenders that any future crimes they commit will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, to include maximum prison time. Then, offenders are offered a variety of community resources to help them change their lifestyles and to stop committing violent crimes.
4. Resource Delivery - Providing the community resources to the individual.
5. Follow Through - Checking the progress of the individual and ensuring that there is no further criminal behavior.
6. Evaluation- - Evaluating each case individually for the success or failure to assist the individual.
This is not a strategy to forgive offenders for serious criminal activity committed in the past. It is a promise to vigorously prosecute repeat, violent and/or group offenders who continue to engage in violent activity. It is an offer from the community (HPCAV) to assist those who want to change their lifestyles by delivering resources.
The High Point Community Against Violence message is twofold: that violent behavior will not be tolerated in the community, and that the citizens support the High Point Police Department in keeping High Point safe for everyone. The High Point Community Against Violence extends an offer to individuals who want to change their lives, but need assistance to do so. This help includes finding employment, housing, educational opportunities, and often, just encouragement when circumstances are difficult. Other community members are active in victim assistance and advocacy. Their work focuses on helping victims, their families, and neighborhoods recover after a violent crime has taken place. Repeat visits to families and neighborhoods, as well as candlelight vigils, are examples.
The High Point initiative has both short and long term goals. The short-term goal is to reduce violent crime through strategic prosecution and to deter others by notifications. The long-term goal is to bring all "players" to the table and address, through strategic planning, the underlying issues that contribute to violent behavior.
The High Point initiative is a comprehensive community-wide strategy. It has helped redefine the relationship between law enforcement and the community.