Supporting Law Enforcement
Gun Violence Prevention Strategy: Supporting Law Enforcement
Goal: The Joyce Foundation supports efforts by police, prosecutors and attorneys to ensure the effective enforcement of laws that can combat gun crime and violence.
Theory of Change: Strict enforcement of existing gun laws is a critical part of reducing gun violence. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors play an important role in enforcing the law and keeping communities safe. Existing laws must be vigorously defended to provide police and prosecutors with the tools they need to do their jobs.
The Joyce Approach
Support research on effective law enforcement strategies to combat gun violence.
Amplify law enforcement voices for policy reform.
Support efforts to defend existing gun laws.
Latest News From The Gun Violence Prevention Program
10/28/2014 2:12:00 PM
Citing new statistics that police gun deaths have increased 64% since last year, law enforcement calls for background checks for every gun purchase.
9/18/2014 11:34:00 AM
Ellen Alberding encourages Chicago leaders to make it possible for all voices to be heard in the most powerful way possible.
9/17/2014 9:30:00 AM
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...