New Urban Gun Violence Report Looks at Solutions

Posted: April 20, 2016

healing communities coverIn the United States, young black men face a homicide rate 20 times higher than the national average. Healing Communities in Crisis: Lifesaving Solutions to the Urban Gun Violence Epidemic, from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the PICO National Network, outlines solutions, through policy changes and intervention programs like Youth ALIVE!’s Caught in the Crossfire program, which is featured. Among the strategies discussed: group intervention; approaching violence like you would a communicable disease; and hospital-based violence intervention.

Read the report.