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This year, Giffords Center for Violence Intervention will host its first annual Community Violence Intervention Conference in Los Angeles on June 26 & 27.

Registration will open in March—stay tuned.

About the Conference

The 2023 Community Violence Intervention Conference will be the largest convening exclusively dedicated to CVI in the country, attracting more than 600 experts—both national and international—to discuss this lifesaving work. The goal of the conference is to bring together leading experts, advocates, and practitioners to share insights, struggles, and opportunities in a communal space devoted to advancing the field of community violence intervention. 

At Giffords Center for Violence Intervention, we uplift the lifesaving work of community organizations and the strategies that break cycles of gun violence. The 2023 CVI conference will be an invaluable occasion for people committed to saving lives from community violence to come together, share best practices, and advocate for change.


Community violence is a daily tragedy in neighborhoods across the country, and it’s disproportionately experienced by communities of color. Yet all too often, community violence—and some of its most successful solutions—fails to make the headlines or play a role in national debates about public safety. 

Every person should be able to live, work, and play free from the threat of gun violence, and elevating CVI strategies is a key way to make that a reality. The 2023 Community Violence Intervention Conference will provide a dedicated, cooperative environment to help the people doing the work to build safer communities come together and exchange ideas.


Collaboration is a key part of the CVI movement. Every community is unique and available resources vary from city to city, making it crucial for those invested in violence intervention to have a dedicated time and place to share experiences and best practices.

With this in mind, we’ve designed the 2023 Community Violence Intervention Conference to appeal to a range of stakeholders and disciplines. The conference will feature more than 500 subject-matter experts from across the country, and approximately 100 from abroad. Through a range of activities—including trainings, workshops, panel discussions, and more—we aim to provide a collaborative and informative environment for all.

Stakeholders include:

  • Survivors of Violence
  • Intervention Practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Policy Experts
  • Advocates
  • Frontline Workers

Disciplines include:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Work
  • Public Policy
  • Law Enforcement
  • Nonprofits
  • Philanthropy

Present at the Conference

Applications are now open to submit a proposal to present at the 2023 Giffords CVI Conference on June 26 and 27 in Los Angeles, California. 

The CVI Conference is an invaluable chance to share your message and your organization’s work with key members of the movement. We’re looking to the CVI community to help us set the conference’s agenda by hosting trainings, workshops, panel discussions, and more—formats are flexible and creativity is encouraged. 

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to present at the conference, please complete this application with as much detail as possible. Presenters will be selected by an advisory committee of national CVI practitioners and experts representing a range of organizations. 

Applications Close: February 5, 2023, at 11:59 pm
Notification of Selection Status: February 24, 2023
Conference Dates: June 26 & 27, 2023


Our team is here to help. Email us at with any questions about the 2023 Community Violence Intervention Conference.


Schedule & Program

The CVI Conference will be located in Los Angeles, California, and will span two days: Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27, 2023

We are still accepting presentation proposals and will provide a detailed program as soon as possible. Events will include trainings, breakout sessions, workshops, panel discussions, opportunities to network, and more with leading experts in the CVI field. Attendees can expect the events to run all day.


Registration for the CVI conference opens in March. By registering, attendees will receive entrance to the conference, lunch on both days, and the option to book at the conference hotel for a discounted rate. 

All attendees are responsible for covering their own costs associated with travel, lodging, per diem, and other incurred expenses.


If you are interested in covering the 2023 Community Violence Intervention Conference as a member of the press, please email to RSVP.


Where is the conference?

The conference will take place in Los Angeles, California. Specific location details can be found in your email upon registration.

Where can I stay?

All speakers and registrants will be sent a link to book at the conference hotel with a discounted rate upon registration. Discounted rates will be available until May 25, 2023, or until our room block fills up. You will still have the option to stay at the conference hotel for daily rates determined by the venue after this point. There are also a number of lodging options available nearby.

What costs am I responsible for?

All registered attendees will receive lunch on both days of the conference and the option to book their stay at the conference hotel for a discounted rate. All attendees are responsible for covering their own costs associated with travel, lodging, per diem, and other incurred expenses.

When will the program be confirmed?

The call for proposals will be open until February 5, 2023, after which all applications will be reviewed and scored by our advisory committees. Applicants will be notified no later than February 24, 2023, of their selection status. As the committees review selected proposals, we will update the publicly available program with more information, specifically tracks, topics, and times.

Who do I contact with questions?

If you have any logistical questions about the conference that aren’t addressed here, please reach out to us at and we will be happy to assist.


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