Check out the latest insights from our program team and grantees.
For 25 years, building the case for keeping us safe
For more than a quarter century, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have built a global reputation for pursuing data and policy to reduce gun violence. The team marked its 25th anniversary this year in 2021.
$120 million a year would close gun violence research gap
According to a new report, closing the gun violence information gap will require the federal government investing significantly more in resources towards conducting research and collecting comprehensive, transparent data.
Building Bridges to Post-secondary Success in Minnesota
A group of education and workforce leaders in Minnesota released a report with a comprehensive set of recommendations to ensure that more young people earn a post-secondary degree or credential.
Op-Ed: Prioritize All College Students, Not Just the Wealthy
The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic makes it imperative that we address the deep racial disparities in American higher education, even as it worsens our divides and complicates the solutions.
Top Public Colleges Losing Ground in Racial Equity
10 steps recommended to improve poor enrollment trends for Black and Latino students
Building Toward a Fair and Just Response to Gun Violence
The Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Program pursues a mission of building safe and just communities, focused on preventing gun violence before it occurs with a holistic approach.
Public Support for Firearms Licensing Found to be Strong, Widespread
The Joyce Foundation has a long history of funding research to understand what policies are most effective in reducing gun violence in our communities.
100 Critical Questions for Gun Violence Research
The Joyce Foundation released a new report in January 2021 on the next generation of gun violence prevention research, identifying new paths of inquiry into reducing gun deaths and injuries in America.
25 Years of Gun Violence Prevention Research Grant Making
In 1993, Joyce launched the Gun Violence Program (now known as the Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Program), grounded in our belief that gun violence must be treated as a public health issue, and focused on evidence-informed policies.
Solutions to America's Gun Violence Epidemic - Academic Researchers Weigh In
More than 110,000 Americans are killed or injured by guns every year in community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, suicides, and accidents.
Adolescent Firearm Homicide in Chicago 2013-2017: Young Black Males at High Risk
This Data Brief from the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS) examines adolescent (15 to 19 years old) firearm homicide rates per 100,000 by Chicago Community Area (CCA) over a five-year interval: 2013 to 2017.
American Democracy in Crisis: The Fate of Pluralism in a Divided Nation
he Joyce Foundation set out to assess how the ideal of a pluralistic society is doing in this time of social and political upheaval.
New Joyce-Funded Report Offers Recommendations for Reducing Illinois Gun Violence
The individual who shot and killed five people last week in Aurora was reportedly prohibited from owning a firearm. According to media reports, this discovery was made when he applied for a concealed carry permit, which requires fingerprinting.
Achieving Equity in Lead Poisoning Prevention Policy Making
Across the United States, advocates and policy makers are creating policies to prevent lead exposure and poisoning.
“Columbine Generation” Ranks School Shootings as Top Issue Facing America’s Future
The generation of young Americans growing up in the post-Columbine era of school shootings and active shooter drills has no doubt about the top issue facing America’s future. And they are determined to stop the bloodshed by pushing for tougher gun laws.