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How We Fix This

Gun violence is often portrayed as an intractable problem, but a growing body of evidence shows that there are existing interventions that can save lives right now. These programs rarely get the careful, sustained attention they deserve. This project seeks to change that.

  • $750 million

    The amount of money the federal government made available in 2022 to states looking to fund crisis intervention programs over five years

  • 50%

    The decrease in gun violence during events run by CeaseFire 365, which challenges Baltimore residents to help reduce violence in their neighborhoods for a weekend

  • $1.9 billion

    How much money Chicago spent on policing in 2022

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The Trajectory

Our biweekly newsletter features existing and emerging responses to the gun violence crisis.