Check out the latest insights from our program team and grantees.
We the People of Detroit
We the People of Detroit is a grantee partner of Joyce’s Environment Program. Learn more about the organization here.
They Got NEXT — Chicago Sinfonietta Celebrates 35 Years
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, like so many organizations, was forced to reimagine itself, pivoting programming and performances to a fully virtual space.
Congo Square Play Promotes Healing, Catharsis in Chicago
Congo Square Theatre is an ensemble dedicated to producing transformative work rooted in the African Diaspora. For 20 years it has committed to telling stories by and for Black people.
Congo Square Theatre Company
Building collective power through research
Black Researchers Collective was founded in 2019 with a mission to train and equip communities with the research tools necessary to be more civically engaged and policy informed.
Black Researchers Collective
The nation’s first Black arts museum
South Side Community Art Center is the nation’s first Black arts museum that develops and showcases some of the nation’s most influential Black artists.
South Side Community Art Center
Chicago violence prevention leader joins Justice Department as senior adviser
READI Chicago Director Eddie Bocanegra Joins Justice Department as Senior Adviser
“We Carry Guns to Stay Safe”: A New Study
Homicide is the leading cause of death for African American boys and men ages 15-34 in Chicago, and the easy availability of guns is a major contributing factor.
Gun Violence Prevention Research Report: Summer 2018
We’re pleased to share our Summer 2018 Gun Violence Prevention Research Report, which highlights new research published by Joyce Foundation grantees.
Gun Violence Prevention Research Report: Winter 2018 Newsletter
As the new year begins, we bring you the latest issue of the Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence Prevention Research Report.
Firearm ownership among American veterans
While the majority of veteran suicides involve firearms, no contemporary data describing firearm ownership among US veterans are available.
Broader gun restrictions lead to fewer intimate partner homicides
State laws that restrict gun ownership among domestic abusers and others with violent histories appear to significantly reduce intimate partner homicides, indicates a groundbreaking national study led by a Michigan State University researcher.
2017 Gun Trace Report
A better understanding of how dangerous people obtain their guns will help policy makers, advocates, law enforcement and the public improve our collective understanding of the problem of gun violence in America and solutions that can prevent it.
Gun Violence Prevention Research: Summer 2017 Newsletter
As the nation responds to incidents of hate such as the August 12 events in Charlottesville, we see how firearms carried openly are used to intimidate communities and limit the effectiveness of law enforcement.
Formal firearm training among adults in the USA: results of a national survey
There are an estimated 55 million gun owners in the U.S., owning 265 million guns. Yet there has been little research on firearms training available to and received by gun owners.
Whose guns are stolen? Circumstances that lead to gun theft
The first reported study of victims of gun theft identifies the circumstances most likely to lead to guns being stolen from gun owners in the United States.
Selling a gun to a stranger without a background check: acceptable behavior?
Many researchers have asked Americans whether they favor requiring universal background checks for firearm purchases.
U.S. opinion on carrying firearms in public places
Most Americans, including gun owners, support limits on gun possession in public places — particularly those places where alcohol may be served.
Gun Violence Prevention Research: Spring Newsletter
We are excited to launch an important new initiative of the Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence Prevention program, one we hope you will find informative and useful.
Guns in Intimate-partner Violence
Weapon use of any type by an intimate partner is associated with a wide range of violent offender behavior and multiple negative outcomes for victims.
Impact of Connecticut’s Risk-based Civil Gun Removal Law on Suicides
A Duke University study concludes that a Connecticut law allowing police to temporarily remove guns from individuals at risk of harming themselves or others has reduced gun suicides.
Firearm Acquisitions without Background Checks
A newly published survey of gun owners finds that the proportion of gun buyers who have not undergone background checks is substantially lower than it was two decades ago.
Firearms, Alcohol & Crime
Findings from the study by Garen Wintemute and researchers at the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis were published in Injury Prevention.