"Project Longevity is a Community and Law Enforcement initiative to reduce serious violence in three of Connecticut's major cities: New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford. Project Longevity is modeled after successful efforts implemented in communities across the country. Project Longevity uses a unique combination of Community Involvement, Social Services, and Focused Policing to positively influence group dynamics. Project Longevity calls in group members across the community to receive a very important message from Law Enforcement and Community Representatives. Project Longevity's message is: (1) Group members are valued members of the community; (2) Violence will no longer be tolerated in our community and must stop; (3) We will provide support in securing a range of needed services to help you avoid engaging in criminal activity."