Incidents of mass violence deep affect the communities in which they occur; they also place unique pressures on the law enforcement leaders tasked with keeping those communities safe amidst intense scrutiny. The MVAI connects local law enforcement leaders with Mass Violence Peer to Peer Advisory Teams, comprised of law enforcement professionals with personal experience navigating acts of mass violence and their aftershocks. International Association of Chiefs of Police plans to expand the initiative to include community, faith-based, and psychological services, which will take a trauma-informed approach to officer and community healing, safety, and wellness.

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