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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

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The Police Chief Who Learned to Listen
April 1, 2019

The Police Chief Who Learned to Listen

To curb homicides, Eric Jones started by having the Stockton, California PD focus on repairing its relationship with residents. “More than ever, I see trust in police connected to reducing violent crime.”

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.

Lead Reporters

Ann Givens

Ann Givens has been a staff writer at The Trace since late 2016. She covers domestic violence, suicide, and solutions to gun violence. She previously worked for NBC and Newsday.

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

Elizabeth Van Brocklin was a reporter at The Trace from 2015 to 2019.

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