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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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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

In Response to Recent Gun Violence

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

Statement by the Joyce Foundation on the Orlando Shooting

We are deeply saddened by the tragic shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Once again the easy availability of guns in America has led to tragedy....

Roadmap
4/28/2016 9:00:00 AM

New Research Released on Race and Gun Violence

African Americans, Latinos Say Addressing Gun Violence Can Help Fix Justice System by Improving Police-Community Relations and Reducing Incarceration

 
 

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