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Preventing Gun Violence

Honoring Those We Have Lost

Join us and together we can end gun violence

 
Gun Policy Reforms In America

Gun Policy Reforms In America

Strengthening the nation’s response to gun violence.

 
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Gun Violence Prevention Program

Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Public Policies

 
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Policy-Oriented Research

Gun Violence Prevention Strategy: Policy-Oriented Research

Goal: While much research has been done to document the relationship between access to firearms and rates of violence, there is a great need for further research on the effectiveness of specific policies to prevent gun violence. The National Violent Death Reporting System is one promising data source, collecting detailed information on the circumstances of all violent deaths for use by researchers and others committed to the prevention of violence. By promoting the use and expansion of NVDRS, and supporting critical research on policies to prevent gun violence, we can help ensure that public policies are data-driven and evidence-based.

Theory of Change: Access to data and sound research on gun violence are critical to the development of effective public policies to reduce firearm injuries and deaths.

The Joyce Approach

  • Identify and support promising research projects to evaluate policies and practices to reduce gun violence.
  • Encourage dissemination of research and data to build public support for policy reform.
  • Support training to public health officials and researchers on use of NVDRS data.
  • Promote NVDRS success stories; work to encourage expansion of NVDRS.

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