How We Fix This

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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.

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What Gun Violence Prevention Looks Like When It Focuses on the Communities Hurt the Most

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.

By Elizabeth Van Brocklin

Latest Stories
Where Cop Cars Double as Ambulances
November 14, 2018

Where Cop Cars Double as Ambulances

In Philadelphia, police often race shooting victims to the hospital rather than wait for paramedics. Experts in trauma and policing say more cities should consider it.

On Patrol With Chicago’s Last Violence Interrupters
February 6, 2017

On Patrol With Chicago’s Last Violence Interrupters

Cure Violence has shown promise in reducing violent crime. But with its funding slashed in its home city, a few remaining foot soldiers are struggling to make a difference in neighborhoods gripped by fear.

The Case for Gun Courts
September 24, 2015

The Case for Gun Courts

In a promising approach to curbing gun violence, some cities ask specialized judges to choose social programs over prison time for firearms offenders.

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Elizabeth Van Brocklin

Elizabeth Van Brocklin is a staff reporter at The Trace. She covers emerging and evidence-backed solutions to gun violence.

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