High Point Community Against Violence (HPCAV) is a non-profit organization working with the Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF), a group of law enforcement officials consisting of the High Point Police Department, North Carolina Community Corrections, ATF, FBI, SBI, DEA, District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, to reduce violence in High Point. The organization engages violent crime offenders in order to help them move forward positively, but also supports the prosecution process if they re-offend and return to crime and violence.
High Point Model Strategy
Law enforcement agencies and the community began this partnership in 1997. In 1998, we began using a strategic, data driven approach that had been successful in Boston, Massachusetts. With some adjustments made for the smaller size of our city, that strategy proved to be equally successful here.
Over the years, the strategy has been readjusted several times as we targeted street level drug dealing and violence, youth gang violence (2008), and most recently domestic violence (2012).
Today, this strategy is known as the High Point Model and is being replicated in cities and towns across our nation. It is through the continued innovative and hard work by our law enforcement partners and the community that we have been able to reduce violent crime in High Point and keep it below 1997 levels.