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Albuquerque Journal

Elise Kaplan

27 December 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque police make house calls to deliver a carrot-and-stick message to people at high risk of getting shot or shooting others. The Violence Intervention Program's "custom notifications" target people based on th...

Billy Penn

Layla A. Jones

14 December 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The House of Umoja in West Philadelphia, created in the late 1960s in response to high rates of gang violence, succeeded in helping thousands of young men through a residential treatment program, mediating disputes pe...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

2 December 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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PowerCorpsPHL and Mural Arts' Guild have notched impressive results in job placements of young people with criminal records. The programs' employment training, paid apprenticeships, and art therapy classes have all be...

The Baltimore Sun

Tim Prudente

1 December 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In the 1990s and again in 2014, when Baltimore used a strategy called focused deterrence to reduce street violence, it showed initial promise but then failed. Those failures can be tied to how the program was managed,...

Baltimore Magazine

Ron Cassie

1 December 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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When Baltimore police shifted tactics starting in 2007, away from aggressive street stops aimed at arresting gun carriers toward regulating the supply of street guns at their sources, the city's murder rate plunged. B...

The Oregonian

Carol Cruzan Morton

28 November 2020

Washington, United States

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An alliance between health professionals and gun owners has increased suicide-prevention education and training through multiple initiatives in many states. Groups like Washington’s Safer Homes and Forefront Suicide P...

The New York Times

Roni Caryn Rabin

17 November 2020

United States

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A public-education campaign to enlist gun owners in suicide prevention work by first informing them of the problem's scope has spread to programs in 21 states. Although the campaign's ultimate effects on suicide rates...

The Trace

J. Brian Charles

14 November 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Violence Intervention Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma Center helps people meet basic needs after they have suffered a gunshot injury. Along with clothing, transportation voucher...

The Denver Post

Elise Schmelzer

13 November 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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By creating a centralized team of detectives to focus on non-fatal shootings, Denver police improved their rate of solving such crimes from 39% in 2019 to 65% in the program's first seven months. The team of six detec...

The Baltimore Sun

Ben Leonard

23 October 2020

Maryland, United States

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Two years after Maryland adopted a law allowing for court orders denying gun access to people at high risk of harming themselves or others, police and the public have invoked the law far more often than in most states...

NBC News

Kate Snow

14 October 2020

Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States

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In southern Louisiana's Lafourche Parish, sheriff's deputy Valerie Martinez Jordan used her history as a domestic violence victim to create a countywide program to legally seize the guns of people convicted of domesti...

WUNC

Jason deBruyn

12 October 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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The nationwide surge in gun violence during the pandemic has forced support groups for grieving survivors to persevere in their work using different tools and strategies in a process that depends on intimate forms of ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

8 October 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago's CRED program (Create Real Economic Destiny) blends effective violence-intervention strategies with economic empowerment, life coaching, therapy, and education to provide the kind of opportunity so often lack...

Virginia Mercury

Graham Moomaw

6 October 2020

Virginia, United States

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Strong local opposition to Virginia's new red-flag law and other gun-control measures did not dissuade some local law enforcement agencies from using the law for its intended purpose: to temporarily confiscate the gun...

The Boston Globe

Jasmine Nicole Olivier

2 October 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Over the four decades that a major Boston public housing development was run by a tenant management corporation (TMC), residents' safety and relations with police improved in ways that serve as lessons today as gun vi...

WBEZ

Elliott Ramos

29 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As Chicago touts the latest in a series of anti-violence police units, a look back at the Violence Reduction Initiative launched in 2012 teaches lessons about how a program that claims credit for falling violence stil...

CityLab

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

29 September 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime-tracking mobile apps give millions of Brazilians crowdsourced data on urban violence, alerting people to dangerous places and filling gaps in government data on shootings, robberies, and other risks. But apps su...

KUNC

Leigh Paterson

29 September 2020

Craig, Colorado, United States

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"Voluntary storage" of guns is a growing movement that seeks to reduce gun suicides while avoiding political clashes with gun-rights advocates by instead promoting safety without government coercion. The Means Matter ...

Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Heath Druzin

29 September 2020

Utah, United States

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Concerned about the high numbers of suicides in the state, Utah's local government introduced a three-pronged approach to preventing further suicides that hinged on targeting gun owners and Second Amendment activists....

NBC News

Antonia Hylton

28 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Outreach workers with CRED (Create Real Economic Destiny) in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood are paid under a city grant to de-escalate and mediate disputes among the same gangs that some of the workers once belonged ...

Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney

16 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Since the 2018 opening of a trauma-care center near the neighborhoods most affected by Chicago's gun violence, the University of Chicago Medical Center's Violence Recovery Program has helped survivors and victims' fam...

Flint Beat

Amy Diaz

15 September 2020

Flint, Michigan, United States

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In the first full month since it was created to take illegal guns off the street, Flint's Special Investigative Unit seized 64 firearms and made dozens of arrests. The unit's predictive policing approach relies on dat...

The Baltimore Sun

Tim Prudente

11 September 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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After three months of a pilot project putting video-equipped planes in flight over Baltimore, police made arrests in 21% of the 81 cases in which video evidence was provided. The arrest rate is slightly greater than i...

The Trace

Casey Parks

10 September 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Two years after reorganizing a police gun-enforcement unit to focus it on an evidence-based approach to preventing retaliatory shootings, Portland city leaders abolished the unit in a round of police budget cuts and f...

The New York Times

Ginia Bellafante

4 September 2020

New York, New York, United States

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One response to the violent unrest of the late 1960s was New York's installation of a network of swimming pools. The idea: give people a refreshing escape, and a way to cool – literally – the emotions that can lead to...

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