As the United States continues to grapple an epidemic of gun injuries and deaths, a growing number of policymakers have weighed the creation of new local, state and federal infrastructure specifically charged with reducing gun violence. Alongside police departments and other traditional institutions of the criminal justice system, these Offices of Violence Prevention or Offices of Neighborhood Safety are increasingly tasked with leveraging public resources to prevent and intervene in gun violence – but little is known about how these offices are staffed, resourced and managed; how they work within existing governmental structures; and what potential they have to improve governmental approaches to public safety.
During this webinar, Daniela Gilbert, MPA and Sasha Cotton discussed the newly released report Coordinating Safety: Building and Sustaining Offices of Violence Prevention and Neighborhood Safety. The report deeply examines the current landscape of Offices of Violence Prevention throughout the country and identifies a series of policy recommendations for maximizing the impact of these offices on community safety.
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