When an individual is victimized by gun violence, it increases the likelihood that they will be victimized again and/or become a perpetrator of gun violence themselves, starting a cycle of violence and justice system involvement. In recent years, some states and cities have deployed evidence-informed and targeted community-based violence intervention strategies in an attempt to break this cycle of violence. These strategies include focused deterrence, cognitive behavioral therapy, hospital-based intervention, and street outreach - all designed to minimize justice system involvement for young people and reduce gun violence in struggling neighborhoods.
The Violence Intervention focus area is new to the program, sitting at the intersection of gun violence prevention and justice reform and complementing the strategies and priorities of these focus areas.
Goal: Advance the policy and practice of violence intervention.
- Build the research base supporting violence intervention, including identification of best practices for design, delivery and funding of programs
- Elevate the practice of violence intervention through the professional development of a new community of practitioners, and support expert technical assistance in our region
- Support policies to secure public sector support for violence intervention
'The Gun Machine': A podcast about how America was forged by the gun industry
Produced by WBUR and The Trace, the podcast looks into the history of the relationship between the gun industry and the U.S. government. 'The Gun Machine' debuts on Oct. 4, 2023.
WBUR; The Trace
New Data from MN on Different Approaches to Public Safety
In recent years, crime and public safety has become a top issue of concern among policy makers, researchers, advocates, and communities. During this briefing, researchers Daniel Gotoff and Brian Nienaber presented data specific to the state of Minnesota.
Investing in Governance and Management Can Make Violence Reduction Efforts Successful
An action research and practice agenda to clarify the challenges and opportunities inherent to implementing, managing and governing community violence intervention (CVI) work in cities.
Implementing Extreme Risk Protection Orders: Tools for the Field
Lunch & Learn webinar presents a new report that details promising practices for policymakers and practitioners alike in implementing Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) policies more effectively. June 2023
Reclaiming Reform: Policing, Public Safety & Public Trust
Joyce and Crain's Business Chicago hosted a public forum to discuss national best practices in police reform and assess how they could be applied to Chicago as the City works to implement it’s consent decree and selects a new leader of CPD.