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On April 28, 2016, groundbreaking research was unveiled alongside a policy roadmap that lays out a series of proposed policy solutions for gun violence based on conversations with community stakeholders in Richmond, VA, Milwaukee, WI, and Stockton, CA.  

The research and report grew out of a project launched last year by The Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies, The Urban Institute and The Joyce Foundation. 

The study found that African Americans and Latinos believe that fixing the gun violence crisis in the United States is a pathway to addressing issues with the criminal justice system, including police-community relationships and mass incarceration.   

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On April 28, 2016, the authors of the report (The Joyce Foundation, The Urban Institute, The Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies) joined Joel Benenson of the Benenson Strategy Group and Ron Lester of Lester and Associates to discuss the results of the report and research findings. 

On April 28, 2016, the authors of the report (The Joyce Foundation, The Urban Institute, The Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies) joined Joel Benenson of the Benenson Strategy Group and Ron Lester of Lester and Associates to discuss the results of the report and research findings.   

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