Working in Your Neighborhood

Save Our Community is a community violence intervention and prevention program to reduce gun violence. Program staff, including interrupters and outreach specialists, focus on three forms of action in their community.

What We Do

Detect and interrupt conflicts

Trained interrupters and outreach specialists identify and mediate potentially lethal conflicts in the community. They also follow up to ensure that the conflict does not reignite.

  • Prevent retaliations
  • Mediate ongoing conflicts
  • Conflict follow-up

Identify and treat high risk individuals

Trained outreach specialists work with youth and young adults (14-24 years old) at the highest risk. By meeting them where they are and helping them to obtain resources, they help to prevent future violence.

  • Assess the highest risk
  • Change behaviors
  • Provide treatment

Change social norms

Team members engage community leaders, residents, local business owners, faith leaders, service providers, and high-risk individuals, to help build positive, safe, resilient communities.

  • Respond to homicides in target areas within 72 hours
  • Organize community events
  • Spread positive norms

Data Driven Response

The program focuses on three target areas, determined through analysis of shooting and homicide data. Interrupters respond to homicides in these target areas within 72 hours.

See the 2022 outreach report

Rewire CBT Training

Save Our Community and community partners from the YMCA, RFS Tackle, Go Tyme Grynd Fitness, DDYC, Hoodstock Foundation, Junction Coalition, A Unique Impact, Tighten Up 419, and the Zepf Center juvenile justice program are being trained in the Roca Impact Institute’s Rewire CBT.

Roca Impact Institute

Work With an Interrupter

Interrupters are neighbors, friends, and active community members who de-escalate violence in their streets, schools, and social networks. Use your neighborhood's hotline to get in touch with an interrupter. SOC can work with youth and young adults (14 - 24 years old) who have been impacted by gun violence and are at higher risk of future violence.

NeighborhoodHotlineCommunity offices
East Toledo


Location TBD


Frederick Douglass Center
1001 Indiana Ave.


Wilson Park Building
3251 Otto Rd.

Interruptors can also be found in the Maritime Academy, and Scott, Waite and Woodward High Schools.

Latest MONSE News

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Friday, January 05

Save Our Community School-based Team Gets Certified in Stop the Bleed Training

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Tuesday, May 23

Mayor Kapszukiewicz Launches Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement to Foster Community Partnership in Public Safety Efforts

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Tackling Issues Surrounding Violence

Interrupters not only work with individuals in the community, but they also report issues in neighborhoods like blight, vacant properties, and broken sidewalks.