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About OPHS
Created in April 2016, the Office of Public Health and Safety convenes public safety and public health agencies along with community partners to execute policy initiatives that improve the wellbeing of Indianapolis residents. 

The office has focused policy efforts in the areas of food security, re-entry, and homelessness, and acts as the coordinating agency for Mayor Joe Hogsett’s comprehensive criminal justice reform efforts. 

Community-Based Violence Prevention Partnership

First announced in December 2017 as part of Mayor Hogsett's community-focused public safety strategy,​ the Community-Based Violence Prevention Partnership will seek to invest nearly $300,000 directly into Indianapolis neighborhoods this summer. In combination with the Community Crime Prevention Grant program administered by the Central Indiana Community Foundation, this represents the largest investment in neighborhood-based anti-crime efforts in more than a decade. ​

The funding will be awarded to community organizations, helping to support evidence-based violence reduction programming and wraparound services. Applications will be accepted from June 6, 2018 until July 6, 2018 with awards to be announced mid-July. 

To learn more and begin the application process, review the Request for Proposals and Violence Prevention Toolkit below. Any questions can be sent to OPHSgrants@indy.gov.

Request for Proposals

Violence Prevention Toolkit for Faith-Based and Community Organizations
Get in Touch​

Office of Public Health and Safety
2100 City-County Bldg.
Paul Babcock
Director of Public Health and Safety
Aliya Wishner
For recent news and program updates follow OPHS on Twitter (@indyOPHS​).