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Preventing Gun Violence

Honoring Those We Have Lost

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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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Program History

Each year nearly 100,000 people are shot in the U.S., and nearly 30,000 of them die. The Joyce Foundation seeks sound, research-based strategies to reduce this toll. Starting with a prototype at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the 1990s, the Foundation helped establish a central database, the National Violent Death Reporting System, now a project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it has funded research exploring the relationship between guns and such problems as suicide, domestic violence, and risks to children.

Joyce has supported policy and advocacy by state groups, physicians, and law enforcement groups, and litigation strategies to defend existing gun laws in the wake of the Supreme Court Heller decision. Research shows that most Americans, including most gun-owners, favor reasonable laws to keep firearms away from criminals, domestic abusers, and people with mental illness, but the “gun rights” drumbeat has drowned out such common-sense approaches. The Foundation is continuing its work to educate the public, policy makers and the media about the toll of gun violence in American communities and potential solutions.

Latest News From The Gun Violence Prevention Program

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Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities

Chicago area funders joined together in support of immediate intervention to deter violence and promote peace in Chicago neighborhoods.

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7/28/2016 9:32:00 AM

Joyce Foundation Awards $13.7 Million in Grants

Joyce Foundation Awards $13.7 Million in Grants to Advance Policies on Climate Change, Great Lakes Protection, Gun Violence Prevention, and Workforce Development​

In Response to Recent Gun Violence

A statement of Joyce Foundation President Ellen Alberding in response to recent gun violence.

 
 

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