Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) policies allow a court to temporarily remove firearms from an individual who may be at risk of danger to themselves or others. More than 20 states now have an ERPO policy, but usage varies dramatically across states and communities.
During this webinar, panelists Ruhi Bengali and Lisa Geller presented a new report, co-authored by Everytown for Gun Safety and the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions, that details promising practices for policymakers and practitioners alike in implementing Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) policies more effectively. This report comes as states now have access to new federal funding for ERPO under the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, providing significant opportunities for states to improve the implementation of ERPO and fully realize the lifesaving potential of this policy.
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