READI addresses shootings by tackling joblessness, but without public funding, its future is in doubt.
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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.
Activists have long fought to make urban violence a priority for the movement. Now they are slowly securing more dollars for programs proven capable of saving lives.
Activists Push for Community-Led Gun Violence Prevention in a Southern City Scarred by Racist Policing
Birmingham has one of the country’s highest rates of fatal shootings. The defund movement has reinvigorated grassroots efforts to drive down violence.
The tool could be a model for making it easier for people to seek court protection from domestic violence, even beyond the pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has inspired grassroots efforts to promote safe gun storage.
The gun background check system is only as good as the records it contains. How one affable bureaucrat helped Louisiana set the standard for flagging people banned from owning firearms.
Other moves by Richmond lawmakers have garnered more attention, but the money may have broader impact.
How a survivor of domestic violence, now working as a cop in the bayou, made her small community a model for the rest of the country.
In Michigan, SURE Moms has created a healing space for parents working to keep their kids out of the juvenile justice system.
Seven years after the shooting in Newtown, more than 11,000 schools have adopted a student support program developed by Sandy Hook Promise.
A wide body of evidence demonstrates the crime-prevention strategy's ability to curb community gun violence. In Detroit, new research also shows its potential for reducing recidivism.
Calling itself the “Google of Crime,” Forensic Logic processes and analyzes troves of gun-related data so officers can spot patterns and make more informed decisions in the field.
Years ago, most detectives stopped trying to retrieve fingerprints from shell casings. A new method, touted as 25 times better, could change that.