Improving the quality of life in the Great Lakes region and across the country.

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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Public Education and Engagement

Gun Violence Prevention Strategy: Public Education and Engagement to Achieve Stronger Gun Laws

Goal: Gun laws in the U.S. allow for easy access to an unlimited number of almost any type of firearm, by virtually anyone. A growing body of research shows that strong gun laws correspond with lower rates of gun crime and violence. The Joyce Foundation supports efforts at the local, state and national levels to build awareness about the problem of gun violence in America, and to educate the public, policy makers and the media about common-sense policies that improve public health and safety.

Theory of Change: Building public awareness can spur engagement by gun violence prevention supporters, and can help ensure that public policy is better aligned with public opinion.

The Joyce Approach

  • Support outreach to law enforcement and community organizations, and to those most impacted by gun violence.
  • Encourage state-based efforts in the Great Lakes region to educate the public about effective gun violence prevention policies.
  • Support training for journalists and nonprofit journalism on gun violence and gun policy issues.

Latest News From The Gun Violence Prevention Program

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10/28/2014 2:12:00 PM

Law Enforcement Calls For Expanded Background Checks

Citing new statistics that police gun deaths have increased 64% since last year, law enforcement calls for background checks for every gun purchase.

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9/18/2014 11:34:00 AM

Storytelling and Policy Change in the Digital Era

Ellen Alberding encourages Chicago leaders to make it possible for all voices to be heard in the most powerful way possible.​

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9/17/2014 9:30:00 AM

Mental Illness and Guns

It is also critical that lawmakers put in place policies that make it more difficult for persons at greatest risk of violence to gain access to a firearm...

 
 

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